Category: Jim’s Notes

Parallels

This is Jim writing (I don’t want you to blame Vicki). I love to drive! Growing up in metro Detroit I was immersed in the auto industry – Detroit was the Motor City. I’m not a “car guy” who can fix things under the hood, but I am a “driving guy” who has changed my oil and …

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A New Year

We didn’t expect to be here, welcoming 2015. When Vicki was diagnosed with FTD in July, 2009, she was told she had 6 months to two years to live. Thanks to prayers, family & friends, and Beanni – Vicki’s constant companion – I can join Vicki in wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year! …

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Christine Bryden: A conversation about dementia

Yesterday, July 17, 2014, was the 5-year anniversary of Vicki receiving her diagnosis of having something called “Frontotemporal Dementia” (FTD), and was told she had only 6 months to 2 years left to live. I visited Vicki 4 weeks later. She’d been trying to find out as much as she could about this disease. One …

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Do Not Ask Me To Remember

Do not ask me to remember

When we saw it, Vicki and I each wanted to share this message with you. It captures this time in Vicki’s life so clearly.

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Dementia + Drug Treatments: Complicated at Best

I fired up the laptop to write a post about a report our friend John Sandblom shared with Vicki about higher mortality risks with antipsychotic drugs often used with older dementia patients (U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Public Health Advisory: Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances; later confirmed in Europe). But my post …

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