Odds and Ends

Yes……..the series puzzle from the other day threw me for a loop too! I spent too much time trying to figure it out. When I realized what the answer was, all I could think was “What a simple solution. It never occurred to me to look at the diagonal lines.” All along I was trying to fit the blocks together and couldn’t make any sense of how there would be a next one. But it did provide good brain work even though few of us got it right!

That trazodone drug is good stuff. I’ve now had 2 pleasant nights with good sleep along with good dreams. I’m impressed with it. Now I understand why so many of my former patients slept well with it. It makes me wonder why I never thought about having someone prescribe it for me in the past! And I’m not having any side effects. Now if I could just stop shaking, especially my head whenever I use the computer…..

I spent yesterday watching movies, football along with knitting and crocheting some pot scrubbers. A nice relaxing day.

I find myself thinking about all the readers of the blog. I wonder how many of you have dementia, how many are caregivers, how many are friends and how many others who aren’t in these categories. I think about you many many times. I read the comments……..the emails……..trying to put faces to the names which is impossible. I think about what your days are like. The good moments. The tough times and what the caregivers must be going through. The hardest part for me is whenever I read the Yahoo dementia group emails. The heartaches that you all go through. I find myself going into denial when people discuss their loved ones going into a nursing home or other facility. I just can’t go there in my head. And, unfortunately, I don’t respond to those emails. That’s a problem I’ll have to work on.

10 Tips for Keeping the Brain Sharp Into 2009 — Click here.

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January is Alzheimer’s Month in Canada.

Fact or Fiction

Chemist Louis Pasteur, the first to discover that germs caused disease, rarely shook hands.

True. Pasteur, regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, also created the first vaccine for rabies.

Have a great day………David Thomas

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