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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Easter/Race for the Cure

Easter at Brandon's aunt's house was fun. He has a big family, so there were lots of people there. It is hard to remember everyone! Especially his uncles, I get confused which one is which. Had a good time anyway though. Every year all the adults hide Easter Eggs out in the yard, and then the little kids have a big Easter Egg Hunt. It is really fun.
Got to visit with Brandon's grandma while we were there. She is very sweet, but she has Alzheimers and it is really affecting her now. She used to take care of Brandon and his sister when they were little and their mom was working. It makes Brandon so sad; he says that she is so different now. Grandma talks to me like we have known each other for a long time, but I can tell by the way she talks to me that she thinks I am someone else from her past. It is very hard for the family because she often cannot recognize them, and she gets confused. She also gets lonely--she can't remember the last time anyone came to visit, and she doesn't understand why people have to leave. Every time you see her she asks where you've been and why you left her. It is very sad. Still, she seemed very happy on Easter. She knew that she was with her family, and she was glad to see them. Check out the Alzheimers Association link that I have added on the right. You will find ways to support the Association, scientific info, tips for keeping your brain healthy--50% of people over age 85 have this disease, so start protecting yourself now!

In other news, Race for the Cure is almost here! I'll be walking this Saturday. Thank you to everyone who pledged for me!


At 7/20/2006 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.


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