There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lets Start 2011 With A Laugh!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We did . Lots of nice gift's for mom and me. My son and his girlfriend are going to Colo. after new years so I gave him gift cards and money . That should help with the trip.
Now it is time for the New Year . According to Laughing for one minute is the equivalent to 15 minutes on an exercise bike or 10 minutes on a rowing machine. Laughter can reduce stress hormones, boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure. So pop in an old Seinfeld video, read your favorite comic strip, turn on Comedy Central, call a friend who makes you laugh or pull out old photos albums. Go ahead: laugh out loud.
I might of told you this already but mom has been talking a lot and she has started yelling even more . I know she is trying to tell me something and all she gets out is a yell. The other day I was turning her or something I can't remember what and she yelled very loud than started laughing and said " I just did that". I guess she meant she was yelling for no reason. She was just doing it cause she could. Well, I say to mom Lets Yell or even scream just as long as it makes her Laugh. !!!! Happy New Year!!!!!


  1. You are so adjusted to being a caregiver, that I wonder if this is a career for you down the road?

    Is your son moving to Colorado, the beautiful state, or just going for a visit?

  2. I so agree with what you said.... laughter and attitude makes such a big difference in all of us!

    I'm so happy to hear that you all had a good Christmas! It's cold here, which is good.... makes it feel more like Christmas!

  3. The kids are going snow boarding in Colo. They have to come back when Classes start back up. And oh! it is cold here too. With snow flurries all day . Does feel like Christmas.

  4. Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas.
    My daughter moved to Denver almost a year ago and loves it there.
    I do miss her and the kids though!

  5. Karen,

    Having Alzheimer's or caring for a loved one with it was not our choice but you are right -- we can choose to embrace the day, have a positive attitude and laugh. Wishing you a new year of smiles and laughter.

    Your Friend,

  6. Smiles and Laughter sure makes a differance on these cold days.


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