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

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hi all my blogger friends,
 Hope you are having a Happy Halloween. I have had 5 trick or treaters so far. I think I had 6 last yr.
Here is the picture of Team Hudson this year. We had so much fun at the Alzheimer's Walk. I do pray soon there will be no need for these walks. But they are a great way to bring families and friends together. I am still working on my 101 ways to spend time with a person with Alzheimer's .
72. Remember famous people. Moms favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He was a cutie .
73. Recite nursery rhymes
74. Make peanut butter sandwiches. Do you guys remember me telling you mom lived on oatmeal and peanut butter sandwiches for a very long time . All she would or could eat. And peanut butter has protein . Protein helps keep away the pressure sores.
75. Cut up used paper for scratch paper.
76. Blow Bubbles. Mom would of liked doing this . She loved chewing gum. But with dentures she could not chew reg. chewing or bubble gum.
77. Take care of a fish tank.
78. Bake cupcakes and decorate them.
79. Interview the person about his or her life using either a video camera or cassette recorder. My sister always wanted to record mom's stories and the funny things she would say or come up with. Wish we had of.
80. Play hangman. Mom could spell so good. I was always asking her how to spell something and she only went to 5th grade. She taught my dad how to read and write when they first got married.
81. Finger paint.
Hopefully I will get to the last ones soon. Some of these are silly but to one person they might be fun and that is all that matters . Making that one person happy .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2 Days Till Walk To End Alzheimer's

Hi Everyone, It is 4:36 A.M. . Thats right I can't sleep.  I only have around 30 or 40  more tips to go and I will be finished with the 101 ways to spend time with a person who has Azheimers. Our walk is Sat. We got the shirts in for Team Hudson Yesterday . They are great!!! I will post a picture of us after the walk. Have a wonderful weekend and remember to Walk in a Walk near you or donate. We have to stop Alzheimers now.
62. Make paper butterflies. Like I know how to do that. LOL! Do you guys?
63. Plant a tree . I do know how to plant a tree.
64. Finish famous sayings . Mom would of been good at this.
65. Feed the ducks. We did this often.
66. Model with play dough
67. Look at pictures in a comic book
68. Put a puzzle together
69. Sand wood
70. Rub in hand lotion
71. Arrange fresh flowers

Saturday, September 7, 2013

14 Days Till Alzheimer's Walk

Hi Everyone, How are you ? I have not been on here in so long.Forgive me for not keeping up with your blogs.  Remember I told you it would be time for this years walk before I got all my tips from last years walk posted . Well I still have a lot to go and only 14 days till the  walk. Sorry . Anyway don't forget to walk in your town's walk or donate to a walk. We have to get this sickness whiped . Hope you are all doing good and your love ones that you are caring for. God Bless Us All. The world is a mess and  we need lots of  prayers for  us our leaders and our troups.
 Here are 10 more . And if you want to donate to my walk just click on last yrs picture it will take you to my page. Thanks All!!!
 52. Dance . I love to dance to the radio while cooking LOL!!
53. Watch Sesame Street together or any other show that will catch your love ones interest.
54. Make homemade ice cream
55. Make holiday cards
56. Reminisce about favorite sports activities the person enjoyed while growing up. I say watch The Hogs Play  . Wooo Pig Soooie!!!
57. Write a letter to a friend or family member
58. Dress in your favorite football or soccer teams colors. RED and WHITE of course.
59. Pop popcorn
60. Name the presidents. Like I could do that. I bet you guys can .
61.Give a manicure.
Love you guys.!!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 Walk To End Alzheimer's

It is that time of year again. Time for me to bug everyone for money . Or ask you to walk with us or in a walk near you. Here are the facts for 2013 . We need to fix this people. Lets do it together. If you would like to donate just click on last yrs picture . We are Team Hudson. My page is Karen Zardin. Thanks guys . Come walk with us. We would love for you to join us.

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s

or another dementia.
Out-of-pocket expenses for long-distance

caregivers are nearly twice as much as

local caregivers
In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided

an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care,

valued at more than $216 billion.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading
cause of death.

 Here are 10 more tips on ways to spend time with a person with Alzheimer's . I did not get these all up before this years walk . I knew I would not but still trying.

42. Fold towels
43. Have a afternoon tea party
44. Talk about great inventions
45. Look at a map of the United States and identify states and capitals
46. Look through the pages of a clothes catalog
47. Make a family tree poster
48. Color a picture of our flag. It is almost the 4th of July . This is a good one.
49.Eat a picnic lunch outside
50.Water house plants. I would rather do the outside plants . Hopefully it is cool out.
51. Play Horseshoes. My grandpa would love this . We played horseshoes at his house a lot.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May Snow!

Hi everyone. How are you all? Hope all is well with you and your love ones.
 We are having crazy weather in Arkansas as always. First of the week my son and I were at the Arkansas Razorback Baseball Game and many people were in shorts trying to get a tan in the nice weather. Than Friday morning we wake up to snow. Very pretty but I am ready for some warm weather to stick around for awhile.
 My son is getting Married May 25th. And he is on  week 3 at his new job as a civil Engineer after grad. from The UofA in Dec. I am so proud.
I am going to post 10 more of the 101 ways to spend time with a person with Alzheimer's from the list I got at the 2012 Alzheimer's Walk. By the time I get done with these it will be time for the 2013
walk again. Here they are. Hope these help a bit.
32. Make a Pie. I say make cookies , cake and anything fatten or Choc. That aways makes me happy.
33. Play with tops and jacks
34. Make a Scrapbook
35. Take a walk around the yard
36. Write a poem together. My sis started writing things mom said down . Memories that she would talk about . I think writing these down are a good idea.
37. Reminisce about the first day of school
38. String Cheerios to hang outside for the birds. This is kind of cool I like this one.
39. Make a fresh fruit salad.
40. Sweep the patio. LOL!!!
41. Color paper Shamrocks green. Some of these are kind of silly. They could just say color in a coloring book or something like that.
Have a great day Everyone. Just Pray!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2012 Facts from the Alzheimer's Assoc.

Another new fact: In 2012, 15.4 million family & friends provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care. Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll not just on those with the disease–but also on their caregivers. Share the facts and help us change the future. Click picture to make bigger.
Another new fact: In 2012, 15.4 million family & friends provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care. Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll not just on those with the disease–but also on their caregivers. Share the facts and help us change the future.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Valentines Day All

Hi, How is everyone? I need to post the next ten of the 101 ways to spend time with a person with Alz's from the list I got from the Alz's walk . I am sorry it has been so long. I am busy with work , boyfriend and trying to make time for family. As you know my son is getting married in May and he just Graduated from College in  Dec. Now he is looking for a job in Civil Engineering here . He does not want to move away.
Anyway all good. I still pray for mom every night. Than remember she is not here. I guess it is an auto pray. That is not good. I need to change it up and really talk to God. I do when I have things I need to talk about but when all is good it is the same old thing. Sorry Lord. And  thanks for good times.
21.Cut pictures out of greeting cards or magazines. I do this after every Christmas . Cards anyway. I use the verses and pictures for name tags on gifts next Christmas.
22. Play Dominoes. One of my clients I work with now loves to play cards and do puzzles. I brought her home with me once so her mom could have respite and we forgot her cards and puzzles . I pulled out the dominoes. She played on them till bedtime.
23.Ask the person about his or her favorite childhood books or cartoon characters. Share yours too. Mom only watched her Soaps . While I was growing up nothing got done during her Soaps.
24.Bake homemade bread.
25.Sort objects by shape and color
26.Sing old songs.
27.Invite the person to tell you more when he or she talks about a memory
28.Put silverware away
29.Make a valentine Card. Happy Valentines Day Everyone!
30.Play favorite songs
31.Ask the person about his or her brothers or sisters.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

Seven Stages of Alzheimer's

1. No sign of congnitive impairment. 2. Very mild congnitive decline. 3. Mild congnitive decline. 4. Moderate congnitive decline. 5. Moderately severe congnitive decline. 6. Severe congnitive decline. 7. Very severe congnitive decline. (Congnitive pertains to the mental process of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.)

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