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  1. Katht Williams
    May 13, 2016 @ 1:11 pm

    I love your check list, great idea for everyone!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 13, 2016 @ 1:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Kathy. The trick is remembering to check it. I can’t see things right in front of my eyes these days. I was looking for some earrings, touched all my earrings looking for them, no go. Half an hour later I found them where I had already looked, exactly where they should be. Oh well–I have time, I’m retired! Looking forward to your visit, if it is still happening.

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  2. Madonna Kemp
    May 13, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    You are very brave Gerda. May you continue to battle and win. What an inspiring woman you are to the rest of us. God bless.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 13, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

      Thanks so much for your supportive comments, Madonna. I wish you everything of the best in your own health and the rest of your life.

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  3. Carolyn Stark
    May 14, 2016 @ 7:07 pm

    Thanks for doing this. Dementia runs in my family, and I am exactly your age. It sometimes worries me. I look forward to reading your posts. You are very brave to share your experience.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 14, 2016 @ 9:07 pm

      Dear Carolyn,I’m sorry to hear that you have already made the acquaintance with dementia in your family. I’m also sorry to hear that you are worried–but of course you would be. I don’t have any magic words, but I do want to say that if you should want to consult your doctor and have memory tests done, you have to know that YOU WILL NEVER QUALIFY FOR LONGTERM CARE INSURANCE if you have any such tests in your medical records. So if you are thinking about going to the doctor and if you can afford it, look into longterm insurance before you go. As for being brave, you may want to see what i wrote about that in a previous blog, “What does it mean to be “brave” when you have dementia?” Thanks so much for being in touch. I hope that my writing will be helpful to you–that is my only goal:to help lift some of the fear and stigma by talking about my own situation. I wish you and yours everything of the best.

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