We went to Olive Supermarket again and this time I did spend some time looking for interesting things, but to my disappointment, information there do not always present the good image of China.
Yesterday was Christmas eve, and us five was stupid enough to go out and see if there was any Christmas carol going on. Unfortunately, there was none. Hehe.
One interesting thing was that we encountered one Santa on the road who was on his motorcycle, not on his reindeer carriage. We were owed. 2333
It’s now a regular event for me to visit residents at Provision Living on Thursday morning. I plan to go there tomorrow again. I really enjoy doing this. Time spent with those elder ladies are boring and fun. Their life is boring even just to look at, but every time I go I get to learn something new.
Alzheimer’s disease takes more than memories. It’s taking life. Raising awareness and multiple alternative options for care makes the situation better for patients.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. From 2000 to 2013, Alzheimer’s death has increased 71%. Alzheimer’s is deadly partly because people have less awareness of it. It is hard for people who have few experiences with Alzheimer’s disease to imagine what it is like. Patients normally begin to suffer memory deterioration and then reasoning deterioration. After five to twenty years, patients become emotionally flat and finally vacant. Patients become “living dead” and require full-time care. A low disclosure rate makes this disease even more deadly. Comparing to cancer’s 90% disclosure rate , only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease or their caregivers report being told of their diagnosis. Continue reading