Sometimes, it is a good idea to take a look at stats and facts in order to fully grasp what is really going on in the world. The information posted below was found on the following websites: the Administration on Aging; the US census bureau; Alzheimers Association; The National Council on Aging; U.S. Defense Government; The World Health Organization; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He's making a list, checking it twice...going to find out who's naughty and nice....Are you humming the tune in your head now?
'Tis the season of holiday shopping and planning for the family. 'Tis also the season for many, many lists.
Do you currently suffer from that nagging feeling in your mind, and in your gut, that the end of 2013 is looming, just a few short weeks away, and you have yet to accomplish the multitude of projects you had hoped to complete before the New Year appears shouting loudly "Out with the old, and in with the new"!?
Are you really good at telling yourself it is Ok to procrastinate when there are things you should be doing but don't want to do because "tomorrow is another day"?
Do you read the news everyday? Do you get the news the old fashioned way in printed format, stuffed in a plastic bag which has been thrown somewhere near your back door?
It is hard to get past the heartwrenching headlines and photographs to focus on life's ordinary and simple daily tasks such as laundry, cooking, cleaning and taking care of your children. Tragedies put lifes simple things forefront. I am grateful to have water coming out of the tap.Hurricane Sandy reeked havoc on homes, shorelines and unsuspecting infrastructure, with minimal, if any, loss of life. But the magnitude of the loss of lives in the Philippines is unfathomable.
Why is it that most people, when making a Bucket List of the things they wish to do, achieve, visit, explore, master, or dream about in their lifetimes, seem to wait until what seems to be the very last minute...as they approach the end of their chronological lives, rather than creating the Bucket List when younger and when there is a greater possibility of time to complete goals and check off those lists?
As far as I know there are no more baseball games scheduled for Friday night, November 1, 2013. I have something that I think you might find very interesting to watch on TV instead.
There will be a documentary series premiering on Showtime at 9PM ET titled Time of Death. It will be a documentary series which will track real people as they come face to face with their own mortality.
This topic is near and dear to me, tugging at my heartstrings when I think about it.
This is a very personal story I am sharing with you.
My family owned, loved, and cared for a wonderful shingle covered and much weathered summer cottage. It is located on an island and is a place where I spent my summers growing up, molding into, and eventually becoming the person I am today.
This home was my summer haven for over forty years.
What are you more afraid of ? Dementia or death?
Honestly, I had never considered answering this question prior to posing this question to you now.
My mom used to tell me that it must be easy to "lose your mind" because you don't have any idea that you have lost it! Nonnie's correct of course, yet those that have the onset of dementia may not feel the same way.
Let's explore the relationship between Death and Dementia.