Category Archives: dementia

Smorgasbord Health – The Dynamics of Change – Our Mental Being

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
In the previous post I looked at the voluntary and involuntary changes to our body during our lifetime and where we can influence those changes for better health and…

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Truth or Mom?

As a college writing teacher, my students were required to write essays that would answer the question: Is it ever okay to lie? Paper after paper my students would write “Yes” and go on to support their answers. I knew … Continue reading

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Weight Loss for Seniors (and Others) – It Starts with the Haircut

Most of us at my age are pondering whether or not to begin to take social security payments, or when it’s time to retire. Both of these questions pale in comparison to the big one: After having snacked and overindulged … Continue reading

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Feminism Among the Plaques and Tangles

In the tumult and the excitement of the decades of the ’60s and the ’70’s, my dad insisted that I go to college, and ranted and raved if I indicated any level of disinterest or interest in attending a college … Continue reading

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Haiku Challenge: The Calendar

Reblogged and modified from my blog, “Mom, Me, and Elderly.” TJ’s household weekly haiku website challenges us this week with the household item, a calendar. The calendar has a unique significance to me. To elderly moms, to elderly dads, to … Continue reading

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