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Alzheimer's Page

Welcome to this web page on Alzheimer’s disease. Whatever drew you to this site, we share a common interest. My family shared my mother’s difficult journey with Alzheimer’s for more than a decade. My sister and I have shared what we learned in our book Please Take Me Home Before Dark.


On this site I will touch base with this book periodically. Additionally, readers of this page and I will further explore a wide range of topics about Alzheimer’s disease, now afflicting more than 5.1 million persons, their friends, families and caregivers. This site, as well as our book, is dedicated to helping these persons feel: I am not alone, I am more informed, I am understood, and I have hope.


To get started, you may want to gauge your awareness of some of the facts about Alzheimer’s disease by taking a brief inventory and reviewing some answers and commentary.

                                                                            



Billie J. Pate is a gifted writer with published works in education and music. She has master’s degrees in social work and in education. Her professional experience includes writing, editing, training, and executive management in national organizations. She resides in Franklin, Tennessee. You may purchase her book, Please Take Me Home Before Dark, at www.insightbooks.com



Billie invites you to log in and post comments at the end of each blog entry. She looks forward to hearing from you.


Note: Click on the yellow button of each category to find all of the articles, past and present, for that specific category.


Welcome to this web page on Alzheimer’s disease. Whatever drew you to this site, we share a common interest. My family shared my mother’s difficult journey with Alzheimer’s for more than a decade. My sister and I have shared what we learned in our book Please Take Me Home Before Dark.


On this site I will touch base with this book periodically. Additionally, readers of this page and I will further explore a wide range of topics about Alzheimer’s disease, now afflicting more than 5.1 million persons, their friends, families and caregivers. This site, as well as our book, is dedicated to helping these persons feel: I am not alone, I am more informed, I am understood, and I have hope.


To get started, you may want to gauge your awareness of some of the facts about Alzheimer’s disease by taking a brief inventory and reviewing some answers and commentary.

                                                                            



Billie J. Pate is a gifted writer with published works in education and music. She has master’s degrees in social work and in education. Her professional experience includes writing, editing, training, and executive management in national organizations. She resides in Franklin, Tennessee. You may purchase her book, Please Take Me Home Before Dark, at www.insightbooks.com



Billie invites you to log in and post comments at the end of each blog entry. She looks forward to hearing from you.


Note: Click on the yellow button of each category to find all of the articles, past and present, for that specific category.


Current  Archive  
AlzheimerThe Truth At Any Cost?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 
I remember so well a thought from the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson to the effect that “foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”  Doubtless, I have applied this idea in ways that . . .
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AlzheimerFrom Placidity to Aggression
Friday, July 17, 2015 
In 2005 a movie was released that touched the hearts of those who saw it.  But to the families of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, The Notebook has become a classic.  In gripping narrative it recalls . . .
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AlzheimerSafe and Sound at Home?
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
When a family member or friend is traveling we wait for the call when the loved one says, “I’m home, safe and sound.”  We are relieved.  But in some cases, being home does not always assure safety.  In fact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports . . .
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AlzheimerFinishing Well
Friday, January 16, 2015 
I had seen him and his wife periodically during the past five years.  Our visits were always rich and delightful.  Although he had been diagnosed for some time with Alzheimer’s, he retained the ability . . .
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AlzheimerWhen Understanding Disintegrates
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 

When you no longer understand our language,

We will try to grasp yours,

We will cherish the fleeting signs of . . .

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