Playing 4 My Mom

While Alzheimer's can often be misdiagnosed or ignored as signs of old age, this wasn't the case for my mom, Suzy, she was only 54 years old. I was

Giving Thanks

Ever since I can remember, Thanksgiving was like Sunday dinner but supersized. Football, family and all of my favorite foods rolled into one very special day. I remember sitting

Thanks for the Memories Mr. Campbell

The news of Glenn Campbell’s passing brought back a flood of memories from my childhood. Campy variety shows of the 60’s & 70’s...The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Donny & Marie,

Walking for My Mom

The Rivet Revolution Team attended the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s today. Joined by friends and family, this year’s walk was especially bittersweet for me. For the 1st

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Family members and loved ones deal with a lot of stress when a person is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. A diagnosis like this can be incredibly overwhelming and

A Change in Plans

Funny how life works. You’re going along at a pretty good clip, watching your grown children raise their families, settling into your twilight years with your husband of so

The Dog Days of Summer

It’s that time of year, back to school is just around the corner. I laugh along with everyone else at the memes on Facebook - the exhausted parents sitting

The Impact of Diagnosis

Meet 6 people living fulfilling, interesting lives with dementia. This award-winning, true film, helps you understand the needs and feelings of real people with dementia. With thanks to the

Celebrating Fathers

According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was first celebrated in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910, by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father was the civil war veteran William Jackson

When the Going Gets Tough

Twenty-five years ago I met a woman who would grow to be one of my dearest friends.  Our families would become intertwined.  Our daughters would become best friends; my

Move For Minds 2017 Recap

The Rivet Revolution team had the honor to sponsor and participate in the 2017 Move for Minds event today in San Francisco. It was an amazing event presented by

And So the Adventure Begins…

It's graduation season. If you haven't been lucky enough to be invited to a graduation this year, here is just a little taste of the words of wisdom that

Alzheimer’s by the Numbers

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. Of the estimated 5.5 million

Part the Cloud Luncheon 2017

The 2017 Part the Cloud Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 1 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club and raised over $800,000 to fund Alzheimer's research. Rivet Revolution

What is Alzheimer’s, Buni?

I knew it would happen, I just didn't expect it to happen so soon. My 9 year old grandson found out I had Alzheimer's by reading my blogs on

An Inspirational Day

Last week we had the honor of attending Mikey Hoag’s 'Part the Cloud' luncheon at Sharon Heights Country Club. 'Part the Cloud’ is the Alzheimer’s Associations single largest fundraiser

Let’s Get This Done!!

There Is nothing sadder than to say goodbye to a loved one forever -  especially tragic when that person is still very much alive.  Although my father passed away

A Very Long Goodbye

January 14, 2017 Today is two days before our youngest son's 21st birthday and 16 days before the one year anniversary of when we moved my father to a memory

About Part the Cloud

Founded in 2012 by Michaela "Mikey" Hoag, Part the Cloud® is a movement to accelerate scientific progress in Alzheimer's research by funding the most promising early phase studies. After losing

About Hilarity for Charity

Hilarity for Charity® (HFC) is a movement led by Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation. In 2012,

My Gal Sal

When I was an infant, our family adopted a neighbor, Sal, as a member of our family. Sal was a war window with no children, and she loved our family

A Place for Mom

It has been almost 2 years since I moved my 80-year-old mother into an memory care facility. My mom had been living alone for more than 20 years, as my
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