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Let's do this!

I'm gathering up my team to CRUSH some goals!

This is a GREAT time to join us!

I've had my fun maintaining over the summer.

Now I am READY to reach the next level!

Where do YOU want to be come Labor Day?

Halloween?
Thanksgiving?
Christmas???? We're setting up some amazing goals for our health and fitness!

Some of us have weight to lose, some just want to be more fit and/or eat healthier.

ALL of us want to be BETTER versions of ourselves.

I have no doubt that we will not only meet but exceed our expectations!

We will FOCUS on the EFFORT which will guarantee our outcome!

Our short term and long term goals will keep us focused and on track.

I will not let you fail as I know you won't let me fail either!

Seriously, let's aim HIGH!

Come later this fall, don't be the one that regrets you didn't commit today!


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I’ll take all the cheek kisses from her. And she kept kissing my hand. She’s so precious right now. She has almost everyone in the building enamored by her. It’s incredibly sweet. ❤️❤️❤️


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Happy Annakkah everybody! This is the first year of celebrating my special week since 2015, and I want to do it up right. So, this year for my birthday, I’m raising money for #alz research!! I’ve reworked my “Forget Me Not” piece and will be selling digital copies for you to download. I also have a small number of ORIGINAL inked pages of this piece available. More information will be given on all of this at another time, but for now get ready to help me #kickalzintheballz for my birthday!! #frontotemperaldementia #ftd #alzfam #alzawareness #alzresearch #handdrawn #handlettering #fauxligraphy #moderncalligraphy #flowers #wreaths #homemade #handmade


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Health Journey... It’s a Process…. Just want to share a bit about the accountability group I’m in that's really changed my life. First, they meet you where you are – when I started in January I was overweight, addicted to sugar, and really in a bad place mentally. We have men, women, teenagers, grandparents all on their own journey. They help you with baby steps to improve yourself every day.
It’s not a quick program to drop the weight and be done. To change your lifestyle and change your mindset you need support that takes you through the highs and lows.

It’s easy to feel great and successful when the initial pounds drop, but what about when you ‘plateau’ or when life’s $#%& happens and you have a bad day/week? How do you get through the hard times, the self-doubt, the disappointment? How do you stop yourself from going backwards and ending up where you were to begin with?
I had an awesome compliment the other day that I just seem happy, that I am glowing and seem so energetic! I will tell you straight up that I do feel great overall, better than I ever have, BUT I am still learning, I still have those days where I make bad choices, where I REALLY struggle. The difference is, I reflect on them, I get help when needed, and I don’t fall into a reverse pattern like I have with all the other programs I tried.
We do NOT allow each other to fail! I have conquered a lot of my issues which gives me confidence that I will continue to improve, but it's a process. It is a process to truly change for good. It’s really easy to see someone’s progress on the outside, but the real game changer is what’s going on inside!!
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Are you ready to do some work on yourself?
Are you ready to REALLY make some changes?
Are you ready to be part of group that will NOT let you fail?
Message me so we can talk about where YOU are NOW and what this opportunity can do for you!!
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Being informed your loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia doesn’t mean the person isn’t the same person as the day before the diagnosis .
Knowledge is power.
www.alz.com .

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#alz #alzheimers#alzsucks #alzawareness #alzheimersassociation #alzheimers#dementia#dementiasucks#dementiafriends #dementiaawareness #carer#aging#familes#seniors#inegrity#inclusion#love#toronto#canada#ontario#anotherdayinparadise#caregiver #compassion#kindness
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Photo:ballan.ca


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One of my favorite photos of mine (darkening sunglasses aside 🙄) because she was just so happy cheering on her grandkids playing ball with their Granddad. 💜


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We’re out here at the track!!!! #SprintRacing #AFO #ALZawareness #RaceToTheWalk


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Great to see @bradenbishop1 tonight! @everettaquasox #4MOM


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I bought these today simply because I miss him. I’m frightened by the thought that my memories are fading and unsure. I can’t imagine him wanting to eat sour candy, but I have a very hazy childhood memory of him giving these candies to me, maybe from his truck? I hadn’t thought about it in years. But when I walked by them today, they had to come home with me. Anyone else struggle with so many hazy memories that you start to wonder if you’re just making it all up??


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Thank you to the @everettaquasox for having us tonight! We're happy to be here on Local Heroes night, honoring @bradenbishop1 for his #4MOM charity. He's definitely a hero in our book!


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Come Join Us! Start a team or make donation to receive FREE lunch on us!
#Walk2EndAlz #AlzAwareness


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Occupational therapists can assist individuals living with dementia to structure their daily routine! They can provide supports and strategies to enable individuals to maintain and develop new skills regarding structure in their lives. 🗓️ Examples from our chats this week with the SDWG are timetables in the forms of diaries, whiteboards and independent creative strategies such as following a TV magazine outline!🎨 #RoleOfOT #routineplanning


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Valerie Halvorson was 2,000 miles away from her father when he began showing signs of Alzheimer's disease. After moving to Texas to be with him, the Halvorson family began their involvement in the fight against Alzheimer's.
Join them for the Wenatchee Walk to End Alzheimer's or any of our other Walks! Visit alz.org/walk to learn more.


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Music is where I go when I’m struggling. So here I am, playing a song that I can literally hear my dad’s voice singing if I close my eyes and listen to my heart. 💜


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Happy Birthday to the one and only @marti.belle 🙌🏽 Such a determined hard working individual who has done nothing but support us from the day we linked together! Our love and support goes out to her as she competes on #ExatlonEEUU 💪🏽 You got this girl!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy it! 🤙🏽💜 #like #instalike #martibelle #tna #impact #wrestler #birthday #latina #modell #Warrior #ALZAwareness


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One of our objectives for this summer is expanding our CPD (Continuing Professional Development). This week, we became dementia friends! If you have ten minutes right now, you can become one too 🤗. Watch 2 videos with some tips and strategies to better understand dementia and how you can assist someone with the diagnosis if they need it. This can help you at work, school, and daily interactions in public! The more you know 🌼 #OTIntern2018 #BeCalmBeKindBePatient #AlzheimerScotland www.dementiafriendsscotland.org


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The day before my dad died, my momma visited him. I hadn’t let myself watch this video until now. I love hearing his breathing in the background. And I love how sweet my brother is with Mom. I have had a few good days in a row. But tonight, I just miss him so much. So here I am, watching videos and fighting tears.


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Hey everyone! Bob Barker here, the D.O.G., the Director of Giving at Mystic Pines Candle company with our Monday’s ‘video of gratitude.’ We’d like to thank the following individuals for their purchases and support from this past week. Because of your generosity, we have donated a total of $107.50 to awesome charitable causes!
Thank you, thank you!!!
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S.N.O.R.T. (Short Noses Only Rescue Team)
Jessica B.
Andrea W.
Michelle J.
Tamora V.
Bridget H.
Nicole J.
Dale N.
Sheila V.
Carolyn D.
Tracy D.
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Ten Lives Club
Bridgette S.
Nicole J.
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Green Bay’s Alzheimer’s ‘Walk to End ALZ’ - Team ‘On the Job Training’
Mary Beth B.
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For more information about our little candle company, please visit www.MysticPines.com
25% from every candle sold benefits a charitable cause, always!
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#mysticpinescandleco #tenlivesclub #alzheimers #alzawareness #shortnosesonlyrescueteam #snort #animalrescue #candlesforacause #madeinbuffalo #crystals #soy #soycandles #donations #catrescue #meow #gratitude #positivevibes #handcrafted #artisan #artisancandles #wny #716 #buffalony #bethedifference #love


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.carers.. united in the goal of treating everyone with dignity & respect throughout their life.. .

@All Alzheimer’s.. changing people’s lives and views with resources to help families .
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#aging#alzheimers #alzawareness #dementia#dementiaawareness #life#families#view #seniors#toronto#ontario#canada#difference#carers#seniors#life#dementiafriends

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The flowers at the Walk to End Alzheimer's represent your connection to the cause. They're also great for tag.


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Join us Thursday August 9th at 6pm @cocinadelcharro #Escondido for our #Walk2EndAlz new team kickoff! Come learn about our mission and how you can get involved in our walk on 9/22 at Kit Carson Park! .
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.#alzheimersassociation EndAlz #food #alzawareness


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# days Mom has had a phone: 5
# of calls asking if it’s church day: 39
# of calls at 3 am: 7
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#livingwithdementia #alzawareness
#alzheimersdaughter
#lifeloveandalzheimers
#dementiacare
#elderlyparents #aging
#caregivinglife #TakeCare
#daughtersunite


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That time she became super excited when she saw an airplane cross the sky. Such a simple thing but she was amazed. It reminded me of how much we take for granted in life. The simple pleasures. The childlike wonder. She couldn’t remember what it was called. When I told her, she rolled her eyes and said “I knew that!!” 💜


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It's Alzheimer's Awareness Day at Broncos Training Camp!
#denverbroncos #broncostrainingcamp #alzheimers #alzawareness #alzheimersawarenessday #alzheimersassociation


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New public blog post today. Link in profile.


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Occupational Therapists play an important role when working with people living with dementia and their caregivers. They aim to allow people living with dementia to live their life to the fullest by adapting the environment and focusing on what they can do to increase peoples engagement in activity , promote safety and enhance quality of life 🙂 Keep an eye out on this page on Thursday’s to see examples of how Occupational Therapists can work with people living with dementia and their families. #RoleOfOT


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Like many in Washington, Laureen Skirvan has a parent living with Alzheimer's disease. While life isn't the same as it once was, Laureen's weekly visits with her mom, and her collection of items reminiscent of her mom, allows her to cherish her legacy.


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I love remembering him like this: playing with my children, in his backyard, happy. I worked so hard gathering photos for the slideshow at his funeral. But I think this one slipped through the cracks. Also I loved when he wore this shirt. ❤️


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It has been two months that he’s been gone. It feels like an eternity since I held his hand last. It feels like just yesterday too. I found this photo from 2012 of the two of us, walking down his driveway, hand in hand. Just the way we liked it. Life feels so different now. Emptier. Yet richer because of this kind of love.


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A final fight with her mother propels Jillian out of the house to live with her grandmother. Little did anyone know the adventure they would encounter would be called #Alzheimers. COMING SOON @grandmasalz @spraybooksetc www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope 💜 To receive an email when my Alzheimers book is ready, please visit: http://michellespray.com/updates
#Alzheimers #dementia #caregivers #ALZcaregiver #caregiving #EndAlzheimers #EndAlz #AlzheimersAwareness #AlzAwareness #AlzSupport #LostMemoriesFoundHope #MichelleSpray #starfish crocheted doily
#alzheimersbook
https://www.facebook.com/604098916448770/posts/881924561999536/ #alz#alzheimersawareness #caregiving


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It’s Tuesday which means we will be sharing a glimpse into one of our tasks as OT interns - discussing Occupational Therapy on social media platforms 👩🏼💻. Sharing with the world what we do as OT’s is not necessarily our professional strength. This Instagram takeover, and the amazing work our @ahpdementia twitter account is doing, both aim to increase the visibility & awareness of OT. Other benefits? Networking, sharing knowledge, learning- the list goes on. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of self promotion 📱💻🎨. And yes we chose a change in environment today for our content creation meeting to get those creative juices flowing (Plus a little extra caffeine never hurts)!! #OTIntern2018 #ValueOfOT


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This is my life right now, and it’s part of my growth as a person”
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Caregivers supporting carers
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#alzheimers #alzawareness #alzheimersassociation #alz #alzheimerscare #dementia#dementiaawareness #carer#caregiving#life#families#seniors#toronto#canada#stoic#breathe#celebratelife#celebrateseniors#changes #future#cure#persevere #hope#futures #angels#angelwings
Photo: ballan.ca


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Fact: Alzheimer's is dementia, but dementia doesn't mean Alzheimer's. While Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, there are multiple forms of the disease. Learn about them today.


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Her aide texted me that Mom was having a really good day. I dropped everything and headed to see her. She was so happy and talkative. I don’t know exactly what she was talking about. But with dementia, you play along. You act like you know what she’s talking about. I was fascinated by the range of emotions that passed over her face. She tried to stand up about 5 different times throughout this particular conversation. This might make you sad to see her like this, but it makes me happy because she’s engaged, responsive and chatty. I’ve seen her on many days where she won’t make eye contact and I barely get a nod from her. It’s all perspective sometimes. 💜


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Hello! 👋🏼 We’re Ciara & Sarah the Occupational Therapy Interns for 2018 with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Queen Margaret University and Santander Universities UK. We will be having an Instagram takeover of this account for the next 5 weeks to show you what our job entails this summer as OT Interns with the hashtag #OTIntern2018 AND discussing what the role of the OT is when working with people with dementia with the hashtag #RoleOfOT. 🤗

To read more about us, visit our blog (link in bio) or follow us on Twitter @ SMacFarlane_OT & CiaraFelle_OT. 🇨🇦🇨🇮🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Stay tuned, we are looking forward to the next 5 weeks :) #ValueOfOT


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Final dance with resident on my last day at work. #alz #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #alzheimer #alzawareness #endalz


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My dad with his mother in 2012 in her little kitchen. She was almost 98 when she passed away a couple years later. She lived at home up until the last 3-4 months of her life. He loved her so much. She was a tiny but feisty woman who could do just about anything she set her mind to. He was so proud of her. I was happy to see this image pop up in my memories today. I had forgotten about it. One of my favorite things was driving he and Mom down to visit her. So many sweet memories there. 💜


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Along with my little friend here, Roosevelt, I finally was able to sit down and read this amazing book by Robyn Hollingworth. @mymaddadstory I laughed. I cried. I got angry for her. And I got mad for all of us fighting this cruel disease. Robyn, thank you for sharing such an authentic look at the stuff people don’t always want to talk about. 💜💜💜


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“Momma, do you know who I am today?” Her: I SURE DO (and pats my cheek). I wait.
In childlike brilliance she says: “You are YOU and I am ME. And that’s all there is.” And she is 100% right. ❤️❤️❤️


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Excerpt from my writing today. I can’t say enough about the Writing your Grief course and more so, the community it brings along with it. Thank you times one million, @refugeingrief. 😘


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“Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild”


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Our staff is loving it at #aaic2018!


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She was halfway napping today so I curled up beside her in bed and rubbed her back. She was happy and snuggly. And it was good for my heart. Maybe hers too. 💜


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👩🏼🎨💙 #SHADEOFTAS


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When I hear that song, I think of you. When I think of something funny, I think of you. When I read those words, I think of you. When I notice pretty light, I think of you. And when I see this sky? I definitely think of you. 💜


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Join us August 23 for the annual Tri-Cities Alzheimer’s and Dementia Conference at Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Pasco. This rare experience in Southeast Washington is designed to provide the needed tools and encouragement to family care partners and healthcare professionals caring for people with dementia. Register today!


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Back in 2015, I had the privilege of partnering with Sherry Harris as volunteer advocates for the Alzheimer's Association. #alzawareness #alzheimers #endalz #endalzheimers @juliabrownley26


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I have been taking a writing class called Writing Your Grief through @refugeingrief . There are not many places in my life where I can say what I need to say and not worry about what other people think or feel about my grief. Megan Devine has created a safe space for writers to gather and share. And I’m so grateful to her for that. Not one time have I felt like someone is “one-upping” my grief experience with their own. She has another class starting August 9th if writing through your grief is something that might help you. Check it out on her page. (Tagging her in post too). 💜


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When I miss him and his sense of humor, this is the video I will forever come back to. Taken in September of 2015, he was trying to teach my son some dance moves for his first high school dance. I love everything about this. It is him, 100%. (I posted this here a long time ago but it is always worth revisiting.) 💜


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At his funeral, I asked people to write a word or sentence to describe my dad on a rock. Some people wrote jokes he would say; the children drew hearts and scribbled their names. Some were very sentimental. It took me over a month emotionally to be able to go through and read them all. I’m so glad this thought came to me. He would’ve love it so much. 💜


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They always insisted on walking me to the door when I left. I have so many photos just like this one as they peer out to wave goodbye. One time Dad said, “Joni, don’t you have enough photos of us by now?!!” No, Dad. There will never be enough. 💜


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She loves to hang out in the therapy room. I found it very fascinating that she didn’t recognize the person in the mirror as herself. And proceeded to talk to her reflection. Dementia is so hard to understand sometimes. She sure is cute though. 💜


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Due to multiple factors, Peter Trinh’s father-in-law received a late Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Since then, Peter has set out to build up Alzheimer’s awareness in Asian culture. Learn more about him and his father-in-law in his documentary, GAPS.


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#endalz fundraiser at the #warwickwineryanddistillery on Friday night. So many afflicted with this disease, a cure must be found. #endalzheimers #alzawareness #purpleribbon


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🧠One great way to prevent onset of dementia is to keep your brain active, continue learning different things, create new pathways and connections and challenge it!

Why not do that today for a couple minutes by taking a little virtual tour of what exactly is going on up there in someone living with Alzheimer’s! It’s likely something you haven’t learned about or seen before!

Cool stuff from Alzheimer's Association, follow link in bio!

#alzheimers #dementia #alzawareness #brainhealth #braintour #brain #youngonset #caregiver


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Team Lifespan Cares is back in full force for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 22! Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Together we can #endalz💜 Stay tuned for more on our fundraising efforts!
#alzawareness #alzheimersassociation
Donate at the link in our bio!


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Last week, she came into the kitchen when I returned from work and started preparing dinner. It's been a while since she has asked to help in earnest and she did so this particular evening with confidence and a lost glimmer had resurfaced to her eyes. I emphatically agreed to give her a task with which she had previous experience in earlier stages. With a quick kinetic tutorial, she was then peeling carrots. Peeling. Freaking. Carrots. 🤩 It has been a while since she could do a task like this and has not since, but I was thrilled for her to have this moment of feeling useful and important. 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕
#hopesheremembers #alzsucks #ihatealzheimers #endalz #alzheimers #alzawareness #littlethings #swearwordsandbadlanguage #memories


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More from #PRIDE parade yesterday! So much fun supporting our #LGBT community. 💜💜💜 #persistwithpride #alzawareness #alzheimersassociation #sandiego #thefirstsurvivor


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Wind chimes ringing while I was there gave me chills last night. And felt like a hug of sorts. It feels wrong to drive by and not stop for a moment.


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I was hoping to stroll the #sdprideparade today with @alzassocsandiego, but #workflow happens... instead I'm suffering at a wine & craft beer tasting event! #sarcasm #sorrynotsorry I’m there in spirit y'all! Happy Pride!
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Imagine #tattoo by @strangeworksjb
#sandiegopride #inclusive #pride #sandiego #strongertogether #equality #onelove #armtattoo #rainbow #imagine #peace #johnlennon #endalz #alzawareness #persistwithpride


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What a great time showing our #pride today! Thanks to the wonderful crowd for your support and to our amazing volunteers! We 💜you! #prideparade #alzheimersassociation #alzawareness #endalz #together #sandiego


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One of his poems. It was fittingly read at his funeral. And it was beautiful. 💜


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My editor, Natalie, pictured here, celebrating! #alzheimersbook COMING SOON!!! www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope #lostmemoriesfoundhope #michellespray @spraybooksetc #alzheimersawareness #alz #grandmasalz

A final fight with her mother propels Jillian out of the house to live with her grandmother. Little did anyone know the adventure they would encounter would be called #Alzheimers. COMING SOON @grandmasalz @spraybooksetc www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope 💜 To receive an email when my Alzheimers book is ready, please visit: http://michellespray.com/updates
#Alzheimers #dementia #caregivers #ALZcaregiver #caregiving #EndAlzheimers #EndAlz #AlzheimersAwareness #AlzAwareness #AlzSupport #LostMemoriesFoundHope #MichelleSpray
#alzheimersbook
www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope #alz#alzheimersawareness #caregiving


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A final fight with her mother propels Jillian out of the house to live with her grandmother. Little did anyone know the adventure they would encounter would be called #Alzheimers. COMING SOON @grandmasalz @spraybooksetc www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope 💜 To receive an email when my Alzheimers book is ready, please visit: http://michellespray.com/updates
#Alzheimers #dementia #caregivers #ALZcaregiver #caregiving #EndAlzheimers #EndAlz #AlzheimersAwareness #AlzAwareness #AlzSupport #LostMemoriesFoundHope #MichelleSpray #starfish crocheted doily
#alzheimersbook
www.facebook.com/LostMemoriesFoundHope #alz#alzheimersawareness #caregiving


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