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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 1:55 PM

Re: Alrighty then, me neither

He still doesn't realize he needs help. A few months ago, when I changed his sheets, I resolved "next time he asks me to do that, I'll tell him I'm bringing somebody in," but he hasn't asked me to do anything like that [more]

Tue Jul 28

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:09 PM

Re: Posting here, because...

t wasn't said to score points. Your posts are often disruptive, make little or no sense, and rude. That was the point being made, but in a humorous way.

Go ahead and FA this one too.


Truth-telling shouldn't get FA'd -- [more]

Mon Jul 27

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sheila727 replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 11:28 AM

Re: With year of manufacture 2013

"These three aircraft will have a year of manufacture of 2007 or 2010"


These three aircraft will have been manufactured in 2007 or 2010."

=sheila

Sun Jul 26

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sheila727 replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 1:21 PM

Re: With year of manufacture 2013

I want to express that a fund is buying an aircraft manufactured in 2013.
However, I want to cram "year of manufacture" in there somewhere.



"The fund will buy an aircraft that was manufactured in [more]

Fri Jul 24

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sheila727 posted to the Words, Words, Words board. 8:18 PM

and did you know....

that the word NERD was coined by Dr. Seuss?

Michiko Kakutani, in the NYTimes, wrote her review in Seussian style. It included this stanza:

"Dr. Seuss helped us learn how to read,
Boomers, X-ers and millennials all.
He [more]

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sheila727 posted to the Words, Words, Words board. 5:18 PM

new word

Yesterday, a woman visiting us along with a good friend of ours referred to her ex-husband, at each mention, as her "wasband" (pronounced WUZbend). The marriage had ended after 42 years together. Turns out she'd heard someone else use the [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 4:53 PM

Re: Interesting Conversation

Good suggestions!

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 3:55 PM

Re: Posting here, because...

Engaging her when she's off her meds is kind of like picking up a poison dart frog. A very colorful experience until you go numb and die.


It's been a tough day, tough week, tough month....what welcome laughter!!! So well timed. [more]

Thu Jul 23

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 9:49 AM

Re: Today's the Day

Good thoughts on their way!

=sheila

Wed Jul 22

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 2:20 PM

Re: New wrinkle

So frustrating that she's not easy to predict, so there's no way to prepare for what she'll try to do/not do next. The only thing you really CAN predict at this point is that she's going to come out of left field and do something unforeseen that will [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:42 AM

Re: Worry or not?

We supplemented his diet with 2-3 bottles of Ensure to keep his nutrient intake in a decent place. I'm sure it isn't the best but he liked it (he thought it was a milkshake) in a covered thermos type glass with a straw so he could sip at his [more]

Sat Jul 18

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:42 PM

Re: Worry or not?

JK -- encouraging progress on several fronts!

Your mention of potato chips gave me a thought, which is--if they're available in your area--to get some of the veggie potato chips. I love the ones that include beets and sweet potato. So tasty, [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 4:33 PM

Re: Worry or not?

You didn't mention when she was diagnosed w/ ALZ. That could help determine whether this is a logical progression of the disease. Typically, an ALZ patient takes 6-8 years to progress to end stage.

I don't think there are any clear [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 3:23 PM

Re: Worry or not?

So far as eating goes. I can see two sides of this. The first side, she's 96, calories are calories, let her have the candy.

I don't mean that at her age and state of health that she should be forced to follow all the rules for [more]

Fri Jul 17

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 10:47 AM

Re: Worry or not?

What an upsetting situation!!! Your description gives me the sense that what's going on is a combination of nature and nurture--or lack of it. The "nature" part has to do with the inevitable progression of aging and of Alzheimer's. Even [more]

Tue Jul 14

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:25 PM

Re: Best Foods for the Brain: part 1/9

Best Foods for the Brain: part 9/9....

6 Food Questions Answered

Following the talk, the packed room had lots of questions. Below are the highlights.

Question 1: What's healthier: raw food or cooked [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:23 PM

Re: Best Foods for the Brain: part 1/9

Best Foods for the Brain: part 8/9....


Fermented Foods, the Microbiome, and Conclusions

Like gluten, discussion of the microbiome now appears almost daily in lay and professional media. "A gastro friend of mine [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:23 PM

Re: Best Foods for the Brain: part 1/9

Best Foods for the Brain: part 7/9....


And (Of Course) What About Gluten?

Dr Deans took the stage to discuss one of today's trendiest health issues: gluten.

"There are some real issues," she began, [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:21 PM

Re: Best Foods for the Brain: part 1/9

Best Foods for the Brain: part 6/9....


Are Plant-Based Diets Healthier?

Some data suggest that vegan and vegetarian diets are associated with improved mood.[7] But as previously mentioned, these dietary patterns can [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:20 PM

Re: Best Foods for the Brain: part 1/9

Best Foods for the Brain: part 5/9....


More Science (Plus a Major Revelation About Nuts)

Dr Ramsey then explained the specific health benefits of the major categories of brain foods, meaning those that are nutrient dense [more]

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