Monthly Archives: December 2015

Alzheimer’s – We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Crisis

By Representative Jim McDermott All too often, I hear heartbreaking stories from my constituents of the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease. I hear of patients struggling to cope with its symptoms, families who can’t pay for the care that their loved ones need, and the countless lives that we lose to this horrific disease. These […]

Simple New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Danielle Rogers The holiday season is a time to be with family and friends. Yet as many caregivers may know, there is often more stress than relaxation during the holidays. Before the New Year, while others are making resolutions to eat healthy or exercise more, caregivers might worry about the challenges resolutions present because […]

The Science of Meditation

By Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD With roots stretching across several centuries and cultures, mindfulness meditation is increasingly practiced for living well with memory loss and dementia. Researchers and clinicians have increasingly turned their attention to meditation’s ability to reduce the experience of stress (particularly when we cannot change the stressor itself) and enhance resilience. This includes […]

Sister Sharon’s Favorite Holiday Treats

By Sister Sharon FitzPatrick  I dust off these recipes for Christmas every year.  The Dream Bars have been a Christmas tradition since my childhood when my Aunt Kay would bake them for me and my 12 siblings. I found the recipe many years later and picked up the tradition. I love to make my Cranberry Cheesecake […]

Christmas Memory

  By Lon Cole Many years have passed me by  Christmas has shared them all This joyous season a special time Of fond memories I still recall The faces the names the places I have been all lost in my quick growing past But a gentle reminder of Christmas before Renews a great joy that […]

Christmas To Treasure

I think of the Christmases I had before I cherish the memories my heart wants to store When I was young I was filled with dreams The magic of Christmas would make my eyes gleam When Christmas comes I glow with zeal There is a special joy that we all feel I treasure the love […]

Help us Reach $20,000 Before 2016

Thanks to the generosity of a local family who knows well the heartache of losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease, gifts to our Chapter made between now and December 31 will be matched 2:1, up to $20,000. This is an incredible opportunity for your gift to go even further. Your tax-deductible donation of $35 can […]