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New synapses

My husband's diagnosis is now early onset Alzhiemer's disease at age 59. It has been quite a struggle dealing with this diagnosis as it means a shorter life span, as well as, rapid cognitive decline encompassing the entire brain. Recently I dove into learning more about the brain. I have learned that your brain can form new synapses from learning something new each day, by reading, by what I call " treasure hunts", and other things. My husband's "treasure hunts" consist of simple things like taking the grocery list and finding all of the items on the list, putting them in the cart, etc. ; all of the steps involved in shopping to create a new neural pathway (synapse). Because some people have cognitive reserves from higher education, learning new things each day, etc., they may have full blown Alzheimer's disease (AD) and show no symptoms. I learned this from Lisa, the author of " Still Alice". Lisa is a neuroscientist so, I have taken her lead to try to help my husband to have less memory loss due to AD by encouraging him to read and do our " treasure hunts". I also encourage him to participate in family activities to keep him engaged in here and now. He is 4 years in and is doing remarkably well. His therapist, Sean Alvarado, is pleased with his "progress". We have worked with Sean for over a year now and he is absolutely wonderful.
Anyway, just a little info on helping memory to stay alive longer.


I recently started a gofundme page and this is the link. Hope you'll check it out.


Taking care of your loved one can be costly; not only emotionally and physically, but financially as well. I had no idea that I would no longer be able to work when Charlie was diagnosed with this awful thief of a disease. It robs you of your relationships, your dignity, your finances, your purpose in life, your position of bread winner, etc. By the Grace of God we are still in our home and have heat and food. When you are a part of God's kingdom He takes care of you no matter how rocky it gets.
I am still reaching out to God to get us through our days and reaching out to others now as well.