Living well with Parkinson’s from a patient’s perspective

For as long as I’ve been involved with our local Parkinson’s support group, we’ve prided ourselves as being a positive and upbeat group. No pity party here! We are all inspired – people living with Parkinson’s as well as their family and friends – when we hear how people live their lives with a positive […]

Special educational program on End of Life Care

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Sponsored by Capital Caring, Insight Memory Care Center, and the Parkinson Social Network. As the end of life approaches, it can be a very difficult time to deal with the variety of emotions, while still coordinating care for a loved one. In honor of Hospice Month, please […]

Appreciating the good stuff

It’s a gorgeous spring day and I’m sitting out in our backyard with my tablet thinking about writing something but nothing’s happening. Not in the writing department anyway. Our two dogs are having a wonderful time checking out their new four-footed neighbors, chasing each other, and just lying in the grass munching on sticks. They […]

What does health mean to you?

I’ve often said that everyone has their own definition of fitness. For some it’s about being able to run a marathon and for others, it’s simply being able to stand up from a chair. Everyone has their own definition of health, too. For some it’s about being in the correct numbers zone at the doctor’s […]

About Unretirement

In the Money section of the March 1, 2015 issue of the Washington Post, you’ll find an interesting interview with Chris Farrell, author of Unretirement, How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life.┬áHe makes some great points about why baby boomers may not have the savings to […]


A wheelchair-bound man called 9-1-1 because there was a fire in his home. When the firefighters arrived at his home they proceeded to put out the fire, but because they didn’t know that he was still inside, he died. Not only was his family devastated but I imagine the firefighters were, too. But what if […]

Dementia Villages

My thanks go to Dan, who, after reading my last post about Communities for Life, sent me the link to a video about a dementia village in the Netherlands called Hogeweyk. While it seems common practice in many countries to try to keep people living with dementia at home as long as possible, there may […]

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