A Son’s Tribute

The Rivet Revolution Team recently had the honor of meeting Jay Allen, a country music singer on his way to fame and fortune. We crossed paths at a local

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

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

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

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

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
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