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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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Memory Walk 2010

Our Memory Walk was a great success. And so much fun. There were games for the kids , free food ,gifts bags,door prizes,free samples , music and lots of money raised. Thanks everyone for your help and support.
I got a few copies of a book with wonderful tips in it for caregiving from one of the many tables sit up . If any of you would like one let me know . It is Coach Broyels Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers. Coach Broyles played for the Arkansas Razorbacks when he was in college and he was there Athletic Director for many years. His wife suffered from Alzheimer's also.
Here is the poem from his book.

Do not ask me to remember.
Don't try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you're with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I'm confused beyond your concept.
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you.
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse or cry.
I can't help the way I'm acting.
Can't be different 'though I try.

Just remember that I need you.
That the best of me is gone.
Please don't fail to stand beside me.
Love me 'til my life is done.

Author unknown


  1. Yea and hooray for you on supporting the memory walk. I'm glad it was successful and fun!

    The poem is says what all of us caregivers need to remember each day.

    Thank you Karen,

  2. Glad to hear things went well on the Memory Walk. :-)

  3. Karen,
    Love that poem and would love to write about that book if you have an extra copy to send along. Do you still have my address? I will be blogging also about the 36 Hour Caregiver book and the Mayo Alz book (both of which I have now).
    Your fan as always,
    Whose husband has Mixed Dementia officially

  4. Thanks guys it was a great day I can't wait till next yr.

  5. Great to see the pictures of the walk. The poem brought me to tears. It says it so well.

  6. It's been a while you posted. Thinking of you and hope everything is OK.

  7. We are good. just got back from Little Rock . Been a busy week.


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