Forget Me Not, Or At Least Not At This Particular Moment

There are people in life who seem to revel in tragedy.  They bask in it, boast about it, appropriate a bit of someone else’s if they don’t have enough of their own to occupy them.  Then there are those who defy tragedy...more

A Sad Reality at the Supermarket Last Weekend

mysideof50  Thanks you! It helps knowing that she was with me until the end. She had been living ...more

If a gift falls in the forest...

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is near enough to hear it, does it make a sound?If a gift falls into the hands of someone who immediately forgets she's received it, does it make an impact?I have to admit I have to remind myself that there is joy in giving, that it's better to give than to receive, that I should give wholeheartedly expecting nothing in return. And, yet, I struggle in giving my mother gifts, even the gifts of a phone call or visit. It takes so much out of me, gives her nothing but confusion and, perhaps, a moment of joy. Or so it seems....more

Life with Dementia

My name is Erin and I have a mother who is suffering from Dementia. Recently she has been diagnosed as Dementia WITH Parkinsons. As if life wasn't already hard enough.I write about tips on my regular blog but I wanted to write something for Blog Her. I don't know if there are others who have time to read about caregiving. Most of us are busy 24/7 trying to make sure our parents or loved ones are comfortable. ...more

This is your brain on ... rosemary vs. lavender

Finally - a scientific study on the effects of rosemary on memory! Among the holistic/alternative crowd, rosemary has been known/rumored to have memory-enhancing properties. But few researchers in the scientific community had done much to test the herb to confirm it's attributes.But researchers at Northumbria University recently did a test to see if rosemary essential oil could benefit future memory, and they tested it against lavender oil....more

2 Drugs found to HALT brain degeneration

I'd say it's pretty big news: Researchers have figured out that two licensed drugs have been shown (on mice) to actually HALT brain degeneration. Besides the obviously reason, this is also good news because the drugs are already safe and well-tolerated. That means researchers can start doing trials rather than waiting for drugs to be approved....more