Wake Up!

You may remember an old movie classic released in 1939, that still entertains audiences today. If I say, ruby slippers, you will probably know it right away. The Wizard of Oz is a story where several life lessons can be learned; one such lesson as expressed by Dorothy the leading character is the theme that […]

We Need Your Help!

Alzheimer’s or any dementia is a threat! You may have heard the statistics and thought “how does this affect me?” Maybe you haven’t listened to the messages reporting on this disease and know nothing. I invite you to watch the trailer on the movie, Turning Point, which I have posted here. After you have watched […]

Chapter 11 – DWELLING

Learning new words can be fun, especially for one who enjoys writing. But, new words, I have discovered, can also be very comforting. As I make my way through “the valley of the shadow of death” in these months, and now going into years, following Richard’s death, many times I find myself overwhelmed under the […]

Interview with Dr. Rudy Tanzi

Friends, Dr. Rudy Tanzi can be seen in his interview with Dr. Manny on FOX. He will also appear on the Today Show tomorrow morning, March 2, 2017. Dr. Tanzi is the head of the Scientific Consortium for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund where I serve as a director. He is smart and dedicated to finding a […]

Next Steps

“Time and tide wait for no man.” wrote Geoffrey Chaucer. Time and tide; the clock ticks regardless of any individual schedule, and the oceans move about at their bidding. It has been two and a half years since my husband Richard went home to be with The LORD. Whether an open bleeding flesh wound or […]


On Christmas Eve in 1994, an article along with several photographs appeared in the local newspaper that caught my eye. The title of the article read, “Treasured Chest.” Below the title was written these words, “Keepsake. A father’s gift of time and know-how opens daughter’s eyes to worlds of possibilities.” At this time in my […]

Reconciling Time

It was time to go to sleep. I walked over to my hotel window to take one last look before crawling into bed. As I pushed the curtain back, it was as though the clock was also being pushed back to another time, a time over fifty years ago when life was much simpler, and […]

Navigating Beyond Alzheimer’s Disease

It has been two years now since Richard left this world, my world, to go home to heaven. I’m not sure exactly what I had expected life would be like at this point but am surprised by the depth of sadness and grief that remains. His presence was so large that now in his absence […]

Exploring “Oz”

When Dorothy’s Kansas City farm house finally landed out of the tornado, she emerged only to find herself in a very strange new land. After receiving the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Richard and I, much like Dorothy, found ourselves to be in a strange land. Also like Dorothy, we did not want to be there. Unlike her, […]