Wednesday, April 27, 2011
You can read more about it here -- including the legsilators that have actually signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill.
THEN -- you can go here http://www.kintera.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=mmKXLbP8E&b=6742875&auid=8213583&tr=y and send your legislators an email asking them for their support. It's only a few clicks people and it will certainly move our cause forward.
Another item worth looking at: A new report put out by the Alzheimer's Association regarding Baby Boomers and the impact this disease will have on everyone! It's important information so please take a few minutes to look at it if you have a chance. You can find information about the report here: http://alz-news.org/
And, lastly, for now, some of you may have seen that CNN is airing a special on Alzheimer's Disease on May1st. It is hosted by Larry King. It's on Sunday night, May 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET. Here is a short piece about it from CNN http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/27/seth.rogen.alzheimer/
Thanks for reading and helping!
Monday, April 25, 2011
One of the commercials depicted a woman looking into an old box with cards that her children had given her over the years. This tugged at my heart strings for a bit, because, what mother doesn't do that? Don't we all save things our children have made or given us at one time or another? I know we can't keep everything, but I'll bet that most moms that are reading this also have a little treasure box tucked away where they can go and get some of those special treaures from their children (or other loved ones). I know I do. Quite often I find myself going back to "my box" because I don't know when I am going to forget those things. I think,too, that your children don't realize how much those things mean to you until they themselves become parents. I think about the elctronic age (yes I realize I am writing this in the electronic age) we live in and how in the not too distant future cards (like books and newspapers) will become a thing of the past. It's not the same printing out an email as to when someone takes the time to sign a card or write a note. I know I have written about this before, but the Hallmark commercial last night had me thinking about it all day today.
Please think twice when the next holiday or event comes up and you quickly type that email to a special person. Think how much more it would mean to them to have a hand written note they can cherish. I hope that never goes away.
And, speaking of special things, my two "surrogate sons" that I have talked about so much on my blog, have both found out that their wives are expecting babies and within two weeks of each other. One found out today that they are having a girl. The other couple doesn't want to know. I'm so excited for them.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
This event is being held in Washington DC next month. I plan on attending and having my voice heard. If you are reader of my blog, and are planning on attending, leave me a message or shoot me an email and let me know. If you have never been, I would seriously urge you to check it out. This a chance for us to find out what the status of things are in Washington that affect the way Alzheimer's is being researched and how it is being funded. We need everyone's voice. For more information here is a link http://alz.org/forum/