He begins by crooning of “soft summer nights” ending with “…but now the days are short, I’m in the autumn of my years…” Listening to the lyrics one begins to think of how lucky Sinatra was. Some even request the song to be performed at their funeral. If you were to choose the best of… Read More


As you age, remember forgetfulness is not an indicator of cognitive decline. It means you need to stay on top of the game by adding a variety of memory skills to daily routines. Staying sharp in the senior years is not unreasonable; in fact, it is a necessary element to keep the mind active and… Read More


Molly is blind in one eye, can’t see out of the other (well, maybe shadows), is stone deaf after multiple years of being told one word commands, and exhibits traits of dementia. Just the other day Molly landed on her head when missing the front step, resulting in a comical somersault. She shook her embarrassment… Read More


“Celebrate” doesn’t seem quite appropriate when every 70 seconds a person is diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s. The fifth leading cause of death in the United States, it is the only one without a cure. Memory Loss presents a constant challenge for communication. Studies show 90% of the words spoken to people with advanced Alzheimer’s are… Read More


GROWING UP Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. As children, we looked to our parents for the final approval. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door to a whole new world of opportunities. Albeit, opportunities that… Read More