Posted in Poetry

Live and Learn

You Can Prevent Alzheimers

Learning extra things
Can help you remember one
Learning fewer things
Can lead to losing a ton.
Exploring with your senses
Builds stronger ties to defend
Taking the time to live
Gives the brain a crutch to depend.
There is no surety of tomorrow
Or remembering yesterday
But what you came to feel
Is yours to keep always.
It never hurts to try
But always hurts to give up
Give your brain a shot
It’s foolish to only depend on luck.

Inspired by Lisa Genova’s April 2017 #TedTalk. Take the 12 minutes and hear her out. I am happy I did.

Posted in Healthcare

I thought many of the thoughts she speaks about here. I remember wondering “how could the parents have not known?”. Many years and experiences later – I understand why parents do not know. To advocate awareness, when your pain will never be eradicated, is a special strength… and worthy of us to learn and listen.