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Keeping sharp

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Since FIL passed last July and MIL has been in a nursing 3-1/2 hours away in their hometown, DH and I have her mail forwarding to us. She gets a Good Housekeeping magazine. I thought about mailing it to her at the nursing home, but the staff tell us her dementia is end stage. At the same time, it feels dirty to open and read her magazine (it's wrapped in plastic).

She also gets an AARP magazine. How's this for crazy thinking? - it's not wrapped in plastic, so it's ok to read it.

Anyway, while flipping through the latest AARP magazine, I come across an article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon, author and CNN medical correspondent, about how we can keep sharp throughout our lives and prevent dementia. What?!?! Ok, so now I'm intrigued because, who doesn't want that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Sanjay_Gupta

After reading the article, I HAD to get the book he's written on the subject "Keep Sharp: Building a Better Brain at Any Age" January 2021. Have made it through the first few chapters and I'm intrigued and hopeful. Have my trusty colored pencils at the ready and am highlighting right and left. LOL That's what I do when I read inspirational or self-help books. It's unfortunate, but I read so fast that my comprehension is less than great. Doesn't matter what I'm reading. However, when I flip back through sections I've highlighted, it gives me a chance to pause and think about those nuggets.

If you have read it, or are reading it, let me know what you think.


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  • GOLFGMA
    Great that you are reading helpful books. I want to know all I can on THAT subject. Wrapped or unwrapped it is good that the magazine is being used rather than just laying around (money and time wasted). I've read lots on this subject since having gone through it with all parents and the stages are now easier to recognize. It is not an easy thing to see happen. I think staying busy and keeping blood flowing to our brain is the best defense!
    98 days ago
  • CSEGUIN2
    I get the whole rapped and unrapped logic. I am the same way. The book sounds interesting maybe I should look in to adding it to my dream read list. Have a great day!
    98 days ago
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