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you just have to get out of Texas. So I'm in Connecticut. I will post new pics when I return, but for the moment, Elize is on vacation from me while I work, work, and do more work. At least I'm working in a lovely room, overlooking a large pond with beavers that were babies when I was here last (about six months ago). Although I wish I could spend all of my time here with camera in hand, I actually do have a somewhat regular job, but at least it is portable. I guess I should be grateful for that. So I'm hanging with friends by day, doing web-design all night. I may have to design a new logo with some kind of owl or something.
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HaveTales-WillTell|Professional Writer
:manhug: Thank you again for including Alzheimer's in your :+fav:'s.
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You're welcome. I just read your journal entry on your concern for your brother's children's future, and wanted to reassure you. Thanks to FMRI technology, Alzheimer's research is advancing, just never fast enough for those who are affected. There are some preventive measures; constant learning, playing a musical instrument, speaking multiple languages...but the most important is to keep the mind working. Doing puzzles, belonging to book clubs, engaging in volunteer work. It is sad that her family did not want to admit her condition, because the earlier treatment is started, the more time they have before they worsen into nothingness. While there isn't a cure, there are treatments that are effective. I write for a blog for the elderly, so I'm constantly reading about Alzheimer's research, and my F-i-L had Alzheimer's, so I have that same worry about my own children. Fortunately, my son is a musician, and my daughter speaks numerous languages.
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HaveTales-WillTell|Professional Writer
Maybe it's just another indication of our aging society, but it's reassuring to realize the amount of money and man-hours being devoted to stopping (and possibly even reversing) this condition.

As well, I appreciate the watch.
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Welcome to DA. :)
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Thank you. It's a nice place to be.
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Yes indeed it is.
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someguyyeah|Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to dA! You've got some nice photos, #1 is my favorite because its the one she has the most facial expression in.
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