“I talked to grandma yesterday,” my mom said cautiously, referring to her mother as "grandma" for my sake, “and she asked me something really funny.” I slowed my tomato processing to listen. “She asked me if she ever made lasagna before.” This gripped my attention because, of course, lasagna had been something my grandma has always made. And she didn’t remember. Not only did she not remember, but she had to ask.
Caring for an aging parent can be a full time job. But, when you already have a job this can be very challenging. Making Care Easier is here to help. Instead of lots of phone calls, texts, emails and worrying when you don’t hear anything, keep all of your updates in one place, with emergency plans and more. ...more
A new drug called NitroMemantine reverses the loss of brain connections in people with Alzheimer's.By combining two medicines that are already approved by the FDA, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has created this breakthrough drug that restores the synapses (the connections between neurons) that were lost as the disease progressed.It's the breakdown of these synapses that leads to memory loss and cognitive decline....more
As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector, supported by UN Women, are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected.
My mom married my stepfather over 20 years ago. When I first met him, he was strong, forceful, overwhelming. He was a lawyer and liked to bark at people. We didn't get along, but he loved my mother. It was so obvious, and she loved him back. He was almost 15 years older than her, but it didn't make any difference. They got married and we all learned to live together. It helped that I was an adult, although barely - I was in college and no longer lived at home full time. ...more
Giving Back and What I have Learned from Fishing About ten years ago I joined a local fishing club. Nothing too crazy - just a bunch of people who love to fish. In particular, we fish bass tournaments. Nobody is going to get rich winning one of our tournaments, it’s more about friendships, sportsmanship, and fun. During one of our meetings, the topic of the P.V.A. tournament on Rend Lake was discussed. The Paralyzed Veterans of America to be more specific....more