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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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Aging, General

 2 records found

The Great Brain Robbery by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 11, 2017)
Reflecting on Tom Brady's missing jersey and my mom's stolen memories…
Topics: Disease Football (American) Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Sports


Granny Flats by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 16, 2006)
Jenny was once a vibrant, intelligent and at times aggressive wife, mother and grandmother…
Topics: Change Coping Disease Health Care Housing


Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

By the Time He Gets to Phoenix by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 4, 2011)
Glen Campbell's memory is no longer gentle on his mind…
Topics: Disease Music Popular Culture


Communication

 1 record found

What Do I Say? Submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   June 29, 2016)
How to talk to someone who has Alzheimer's…
Topics: Communication Coping Disease Relationships



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Forget You, Pat Robertson! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 18, 2011)
Alzheimer's Disease is no reason to forget your wedding vows…
Topics: Disease Ethics & Morality Faith


Health & Wellness

 14 records found

Up in Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 28, 2019)
Vaping and pot are taking a toll…
Topics: Current Events, News Disease Health Care Lifestyle, General Social Issues Wellness


Dealing with Depression reported by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   February 23, 2019)
Columnist Michael Gerson shares his own experiences…
Topics: Depresson Disease Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Personal Issues Wellness


Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   October 22, 2017)
Calling on faith when your body starts to fail
Topics: Coping Disease Faith Health Care Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness


10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   September 9, 2015)
When is it time to suspect Alzheimer's? This guide from the Alzheimer's Association compares early signs of the disease with normal changes most of us experience as we age…
Topics: Change Disease Health Care Memories


Mom had Alzheimer's - What is my risk of getting it? by Carol Brekower


(Health & Wellness   September 9, 2015)
The Washington Post reporter, whose mother had Alzheimer's, seeks out the doctor who treated her for the latest information on the disease…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Disease Health Care Memory (failing, improving)


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Life Events

 1 record found

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   September 1, 2019)
It made be think…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Coping Dying and Death Disease Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness



News & Current Events

 4 records found

The Gates are Open by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 30, 2011)
A tribute to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics: Disease Generosity Service

Joy to Her World! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2010)
A posthumous Christmas wish for Elizabeth Edwards…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Current Events, News Disease Tribute, Testimony

Sal Manila and His Thugs by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2010)
Why McMuffin's crying "fowl!"…
Topics: Current Events, News Disease Safety

One Last Look at "The Last Lecture" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 3, 2008)
A tribute to that brave young professor named Randy…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Dying and Death Disease Education Tribute, Testimony


Relationships

 2 records found

New Life by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   October 28, 2016)
Real love, real life…
Topics: Coping Disease Inspiration Movies Relationships


Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 22, 2016)
A tribute to a rare jewel…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Disease Family Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony