Life and Family I don't remember much about my paternal grandmother, Abuela Julin. I've been told she and my maternal grandmother, Maria, were almost my namesakes. I would've been either Maria Julia or Julia Maria, last name Juliá. But, having been only 7 or younger the last time I saw her, I don't have any memories of … Continue reading The emotional Walk to End Alzheimer’s
When you’re saying the long goodbye: World Alzheimer’s Month
What do you know about Alzheimer's? These are just some of the statistics about Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to the new report, 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. As staggering as the facts may be, they don’t even begin to cover the day to day reality of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Caring … Continue reading When you’re saying the long goodbye: World Alzheimer’s Month
“Forget Me Not” Fighting the good fight against Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's has and continues to play a big role in my life. My father is currently in mid-stage and my grandmother, his mother, passed away from related causes. For that reason and because we're Latino, the chances of my siblings and I being diagnosed with the disease someday are higher (read info here), so I've … Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Fighting the good fight against Alzheimer’s
Father’s Day Card- Blank Inside?
Papi... I was standing in the Walgreen's greeting card aisle today frustrated and close to tears. Every card I picked up had a message thanking you for everything you have been to me throughout my life, everything you taught me, and I, in good conscience, couldn't give you any of them. Where are the cards … Continue reading Father’s Day Card- Blank Inside?
31 years late: A life without my Dad
My Dad doesn't say much on a day to day basis. Days go by and all of his spoken words combined equal a paragraph...maybe. He doesn't say much, but he sings. BOY does he sing. He has a love for old, romantic ballads and belts them out with such passion that you barely notice that … Continue reading 31 years late: A life without my Dad