Friday, September 05, 2014

I decided to finally visit my own blog. It has only taken over a week of sitting here to finally make it. I always have these great things to tell you, but they seem to leave faster than they come. There is a very great disconnect between my brain and fingers and is growing so with my mouth.
I have a new pet a calico cat, we got her from the pound. She is almost 13yrs, heart problems, ear problems, people problems, but she is so damn cute. Took her home, after she had been there on and off, mostly on, for over a year. Knew no one else would give her a home so we have. Had her about 2 weeks and been to the vet twice, sounds like me. Old, crabby and don't enjoy having people around me.
I truly do not enjoy this life anymore, it is becoming difficult now, I have no ambition nor do I care about much. Kind of hard to care when the old brain can not remember to do so. Slow typing is helping me spell today, tomorrow who knows. I do miss coming here to be with you all.
I have been reading some articles and studies that are coming out saying that Alzheimer's may very well be the Number 3 killer period. Not surprising with all the folks I know that are leaving us.
Thank you all for being here for me and allowing me to be a very small part of your lives.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Added

I have added a new question and answer database on Alzheimer's, located on the right side of blog.

Alzheimer's (Insurance Library)

I hope you can find useful info for you and your loved ones.

God Bless,
Joe

Friday, August 15, 2014

2nd Year in a Row!!!!

Thanks to all of you.

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Living With Alzhiemer's Receives 2014 Best of Oceanside Award
Oceanside Award Program Honors the Achievement

OCEANSIDE August 8, 2014 -- Living With Alzhiemer's has been selected for the 2014 Best of Oceanside Award in the Alzhiemer's Education/Referral/Support category by the Oceanside Award Program.
Each year, the Oceanside Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Oceanside area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Oceanside Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Oceanside Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Oceanside Award Program
The Oceanside Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Oceanside area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Oceanside Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Oceanside Award Program

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I have to LAUGH!

Many of you may recall that several months ago, seems like a year to me, that I reported that Alzheimer's was the Number 3 leading cause of death in San Diego County, Southern California.

Well it is now official crack researchers and a right on top of things media, Yesterday, 8/4/2014 reported that they had concluded that Alzheimer's was the #3 killer here in San Diego County. Kudoos people you are right on top of things. I wonder if they have managed to get their collective heads out of their asses yet. Oh well we can only hope.

This is part of why I have so much faith in the medical community, NOT.

Next big news, you are hearing it hear now. If you combine all the deaths from all forms of Dementia, as they do for Heart Disease and Cancer, Deaths from related forms of Dementia would be number one by quite a margin, possibly equalling the other two combined.  That is the 10 forms of Alzheimer's, 4 forms of Frontal Temporal Dementia (and sub categories), Parkinson's, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Bodies with Dementia and the 30-40 other types of dementia.

Now we wait for the great ones to prove me wrong once again, so far their score is ZERO.

Yes i am in a pissy mood and feel like reaching out and shaking the so called God of Medicine's head until it cannot take enough pain killers to get rid of it's head ache.

For now I still am nuts and do not remember many things or am able to do 1 10th of what I used to do, but I am still here to rant on the medical profession until someone finally wakes up and realizes that Dementia is a true pandemic. Speaking of that great Government and Medical Profession genius let people into this Country with Ebola, with no known cure, possible one from here in San Diego. I know the two are Americans but they choose to go to Africa, they should have been left there and treated there. I for one do not trust the containment proceedures. Yes let us bring one of the most deadly diseases that only is found in Africa here. Boy that makes a lot of sense to me.

Till next time take care and stay well.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Hey NSA I am easy to find I do not hide.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome Pat Bowlen!!!!!!!

As many of you know I self appointed myself to stand at the Gate to this World of Alzheimer's with my hand out to greet those who join our millions strong family. Today I welcome Mr. Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos. Pat went public this week about his Alzheimer's: he is now 70. He has been living with this disease for a few years now, which those of us in this family know, he has had it longer, but just was probably told medically a few years ago. We all know how the story goes. I want Pat to know, although he will probably never read this or be told, that anytime any day you need to talk to one in your new familly to help prepare you for the journey ahead, You can contact me, I stand here to help and tell you the truth about this disease. Yes it is brutal, frustrating, aggrevating a pain in the ass, so on and so on. But it does have it's moments of peace and fun actually. We have a saying I have Alzheimer's, I am glad I do not have Alzheimer's our way of knowing how quickly we forget things.
While I was sitting here at my computer going to write this post, I fell sound asleep for awhile, part of my life now. There are so many things I cannot do anylonger that I have forgotten some of them. One thing I think is great abouth this disease is you forget the people and things that you really disliked and life does become less complicated. 10 years now I have been at this, statistically for both my Alzheimer's and Frontol Temporal Dementia, this is my year to go and be set free. Some how I have a feeling that may not take place and frankly it pisses me off.
I know people get upset when I talk about today being a good day to die, but those people are not living in my head that is getting darker, foggier and less able to keep anything straight. I get gun HOOOah on something and well suddenly it does not matter and goes away. I have a hearing aid, well that just helps me hear things more that I don't remember, it makes sense to me even if you do not understand. I have gone off grid I think that is the saying, I left all social media sites and other groups I belonged to, to come back home here where I belong and can be who and what I am and will be.
Pat again welcome and that is meant with a true heart.

God Bless & Keep You And This Country of Ours!!!!!
joe

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A Dear One Is Gone

Today I learned that My Friend Carol's husband passed on. He suffered from this disease and now he is free of it. My prayers and praises of joy to Carol and Hubby (as I rcalled hiim).

I read on their blog about the incontence part and personally found in kind of amuszing, you see it has followed me around for over a year now, just goes with the territory. I also have a hearing aide now and need a second go at surgery on my eyes, things just get in the way sometimes. I have more and more moments of being somewhere and do not know about it. Mr. AD and FTD are claiming their territories in me , knew the day was comming so on I go.  So far I have beat the odds, probablyl because I am just an old pain in the ass and stubborn as hell.

I wake up in my dreams and continue them talking and so and then say bull and go back to sleep. To say my life is getting interesting is a mild statement. I still look forward to going home, any time the Big Guy decides. Getting tired of waiting for the bus to pick me up and holding my hand out to take his. But all in his time not mine.He runs the show I do not. I just sit and eat popcorn and watch the screen to see what is next.

For all that celebrate JULY 4TH, have a happy and safe one, and remember all of those around the World who fought to keep Freedom alive.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!!!!!!
joe

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I think many of you know that behind the picture of my clan, is the area we built for one of our KOI ponds. The second one we removed sometime ago to make a garden on the other side of the yard. Well last week was sad and happy. See my babbies just got to damned big for the pond, they should not have, but they were going at normal rates and just to much for the pond. So we found a KOI rescue place and now my little ones are residing elsewher with the room the need and deserve ato live out the rest of their days which will be many years.

So the pond will become a water garden. I hve mixed feelings, personally I want the pond removed and we can make a fire pit setting or something else out of it.

My wife Lynn asked me what I wanted for Father's day, by the way a belated happy Father's day to you; it took time for me to think of an answer.  Finally with pain and sorrow my answer was "I want my Life Back" and i know noone can do that for me, except my Lord and Lately we do not seem to be on the same page let alone in the same book. I have gotten a hearing aide for my right ear and can once again hear some things in it. Strange feeling to say the least.

Well take care of yourselves.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe