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Poems about health and various health subjects.

An Angel Flew to Heaven Today: For Marie

An Angel Flew to Heaven Today: For Marie

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

      Walk to End Alzheimer’s More Walks to End Alzheimer’s are scheduled for the upcoming weekends. Walk. Donate what you can. Click here to Walk or Donate  You already know someone with this disease—a family member; a friend; it might even be you, though you don’t know it. When you forget something, do […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease Affects So Many Families Sunday, September 21, 2014, a Walk to End Alzheimer’s will occur at North Central College, Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. There are other walks in the Chicago area in the near future as well. See the link below for walks in Schaumburg, Libertyville, Glenview,  Chicago, Joliet,Lake in the Hills, and Harrisburg, IL. […]

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June 21 is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

June 21 is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s/Dementia: A New Epidemic?   Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are affecting more and more families all the time.  Talk to anyone, and they will have a family member with it, or they will know someone with it. It’s terrible to see the toll that this takes on an individual.  It’s terrible to see the toll […]

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That You Remember Me: A Downloadable Version

That You Remember Me: A Downloadable Version

That You Remember Me   This is a poem for and about those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia conditions. This is a a major health concern for our world, our country, and for more and more individuals and families every day. This was written with my mother-in-law in mind.  Marie recently died […]

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Poetry Is An Addictive Disease: Let The Healing Begin

Poetry Is An Addictive Disease: Let The Healing Begin

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Health with 0 Comments

Poetry is Not Toxic, Does Not Pollute, Does Not Cause Cancer or Weight Gain, But May Be Addictive, May Cause Stress and May Tax the Brain in More Sensitive Users* *Don’t Consult Your Physician. You Don’t Need To! Writing and reading poetry is an affliction that may become an addiction for some. One of the […]

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An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

  A Poem for an Angel, for Marie The other day I posted a poem written in honor of my mother-in-law, Marie.  After struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease for over ten years, she finally passed one week ago at age 93.  And she really was an angel –  kind, patient, considerate, caring – everything one could […]

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An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

A Poem for an Angel For Marie Our family lost someone very special this week.  Marie was 93 years old.  She is identified in the obituary (that’s kind of an icky sounding word, don’t you think?) as the wife of Louis, mother of Ernest, Louis and Jean, and Nana of seven grandchildren.  But, of course, […]

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Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

“Be a gift. Have a heart . . . your life will live again.” Over 20 years ago, a child was born with a defective heart.  Within a few days of his birth, he underwent a heart transplant, and his parents suffered and prayed and cried and hoped and hoped some more.  And thanks to […]

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That You Remember Me:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia

That You Remember Me: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 1 Comment

Donate to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research. Our brains are so incredible, so complex, so important. And we don’t use them enough. We allow them to become numb to what we really care about.  And what we really care about should not simply be football games, or movies or TV shows, or what clothes we wear […]

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A Heart That Sings

A Heart That Sings

Written by on February 14, 2013 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

On this Valentine’s Day, remember why you fell in love, and think about what you can do to stay there. But, it’s important to keep your heart happy too, both you and your loved one, and your family. And sometimes that takes professional help. Here is a poem for those who are having or facing […]

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