Monday, February 27, 2017
Late last night I was watching one of those entertainment news shows on tv on Fox. I can't think of the name of it but it's like Extra on NBC. I had heard the news already but they had an interview with David Cassidy about his dementia. This makes me sad. He's 66 and I'll be 62 tomorrow. When the Partridge Family was on tv I had a huge crush on David Cassidy (like about a million other girls!) Course before that I had a crush on Ringo Starr from the Beatles LOL. But anyway watching him brings it all back to me. Such a vibrant young man back then to me. I loved most of his music but especially the song I Think I Love You. Still like that song. Seeing him only 4 years older than me also brings home to me how that could happen to me. They also interviewed a doctor who said that drinking had not been shown to cause to dementia but depression could. He struggled with both. I've had depression too and it runs in my family and I also have a couple of people who are bipolar. So anyway as I watch the news and interviews it makes me a little sad to know how close in age to me he is. And because of the crush on him way back then. But I have to also know I am not him and whether it will happen or not remains to be seen. When I was working, I worked with a lot of elderly and disabled patients and some had dementia, either from Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, or some unknown reason. So I've always been so aware of that disease. I didn't realize that his father, Jack Cassidy, had died a long time ago in a fire. Sometimes I watch old reruns of Columbo or other shows that I've seen Jack on that were made a long time ago.
Anyway, just thought I'd blog about that one. Today is a new day and I'm not going to let these memories define my life. Seems like they happened so much more recent than they did. Maybe it's because of my birthday that it has gotten to me more. I don't really think that much about my age, because I also worked for 11 years with programs for senior citizens and worked with everyone from the homebound to Senior Olympics and in between. I've seen people "old" in their 50's or 60's and "young" into their 80's, 90's, and even 100.
So there is my walk down memory lane for today. Time to move on. Hope you have a great day!