Happy New Year!
Positivity vibes and kindness
The irony of googling
Doubtful there will be any snow this winter... My iPhone doesn't agree though.
Mercy -Steve Jones
Stop wasting time
George Michael - RIP
Being a mother...
you have to draw the line.
Spirit of today
Guess it sums it up!
Merry Christmas 2016!
A VERY MERRY
A green little birdie
Hope for peace
Naive may be
Nothing under controll
A girl worth kissing
No more war -Aleppo!
I bleed for Syria - Aleppo!
Imagine by John Lennon.
SuperMario Run on Apple
Sankta Lucia 2016
Full moon à la Super moon in Gemini December 14th
What a day facing a screaming H, who was behaving like a toddler. Impossible to talk to. All due to him becoming a FBmember.
H astro gives a hint and it's soon full moon, another super moon this time in Gemini.
Last months Super moon from my bedroom window by Lake Geneva/Lac Léman.
Albertine Café in Publier
Santa with the Flottins arrived in Evian yesterday evening which made it impossible to find a parking spot. H and I landed in Publier at Albertine Café for our usual Friday evening drink.
The place was a nice surprise with live impro. jazz.
The plate of cheese was decent with two glasses of okay red Bordeaux.
Well worth another try.
"Too much perfection
is a mistake."
So which vibrational attitude do you have?
Discovering instagram... Better late than never.
"She was the most beautiful complicated thing I'd ever seen.
A tangled mess of silky string.
And all I wanted of life
was to sit down cross-legged
and untie her knots."
26 - happy birthday Anaïs!
26 - a magic year!!!
Wish you a wonderful year ahead
´though tonight might end
the squirrel wasted way...
Get it done!
"Normality is a paved road.
It's comfortable to walk on
but no flowers grow on it."
- Van Gogh.
Stubbornness in men
"Wild moon woman
you were not made to be tame.
You are an earthquake
shaking loose everything
that is not soul."
"A well read woman
is a dangerous creature."
"Love is the secret password to every soul."
I'm in like with you.
Yes, honey I am.
Magic in my veins...
"You can not tame the spirit
who has magic in their veins."
Presenile Alzheimer's disease
Starting to wonder about H...
Thought his talk about not remembering our wedding and only having blur memory glimpses starting at the latest
around four years ago...
Was some kind of bad joke.
Today I'm not so sure.
Sadly he doesn't want to do a neurological check-up with memory tests etcetera.
Alzheimer's disease develops when proteins build up in the brain to form structures called 'plaques' and 'tangles'. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia in younger people and may affect 30 to 35 per cent of younger people with dementia. However, this is a much smaller proportion than in older people with the condition, up to two thirds of whom have Alzheimer's disease.
Another difference is that younger people are much more likely to have an 'atypical' (ie unusual) form of Alzheimer's disease than older people. Atypical Alzheimer's disease is when the first symptoms are not memory loss, which is the most common symptom of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Instead, the first symptoms are usually problems with vision (in posterior cortical atrophy), speech (in logopenic aphasia) or planning, decision-making and behaviour (in frontal variant Alzheimer's disease).
In some people with early-onset Alzheimer's disease there is a very clear inheritance of the disease from one generation to the next. This genetic form of the dementia - familial Alzheimer's disease - is caused by rare mutations (defects) in three genes. (Chromosomes 14, 19 & 21.)
These mutations are found in between 7 and 12 per cent of all people with early-onset Alzheimer's.
Symptoms of familial Alzheimer's disease usually start in someone's 30s, 40s or 50s; the earlier the symptoms start, the more likely the disease is to be genetic. However, familial Alzheimer's disease is extremely rare. It affects only about 500 known families worldwide and probably accounts for much less than 1 per cent of Alzheimer's disease when all ages, young or old, are considered.
People with Down's syndrome and other learning disabilities can also develop dementia at an early age. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in people with Down's syndrome. This increased risk is thought to be associated with the extra copy of chromosome 21 which most people with Down's syndrome have. Chromosome 21 carries the gene for amyloid which forms the plaques in Alzheimer's disease.
(Text from http://www.alzheimers.org.uk)
H's aunt died of Alzheimer's in 2008.
They also have Down's syndrome
in the family...
Young-onset dementia less often appears as memory loss, which is the most common symptom of dementia in older people. Instead, it more often appears as changes in behaviour (eg apathy, irritability) or personality (eg loss of empathy).
Signs of presenile Alzheimer's:
MISPLACING THINGS AND LOSING THE ABILITY TO RETRACE STEPS
A person with Alzheimer's disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time.
MEMORY LOSS THAT DISRUPTS DAILY LIFE
One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over, Increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g. reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
CHALLENGES IN PLANNING OR SOLVING PROBLEMS
Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.
CONFUSION WITH TIME OR PLACE
People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.
DIFFICULTY COMPLETING FAMILIAR TASKS AT HOME, AT WORK OR AT LEISURE
People with Alzheimer's often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game.
TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING VISUAL IMAGES AND SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS
For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.
CHANGES IN MOOD AND PERSONALITY
The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer's can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone.
(Illustration by Claudia Koch.)
"I no longer look for the good in people.
I search for the real.
Because good is often well dressed
in fake clothing.
Real is naked and proud."
"I love the ones who are in my life
and make it amazing
and I thank the ones
who left my life
and made it even more fantastic."
"Entertain a clown
and you become part of the circus."