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Debra Guiou Stufflebean

Blog posts : "Living with Alzheimer's"

Remembering to say Thank You

Tonight I will lead a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet that recognizes volunteerism for the Shepherd's Center of Topeka, but it will truly mean more than that to me. I think it is important, and what better time to reflect on this than during the month of Thanksgiving, that we remember to say thank yo…

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Sensory Overload

Since writing last, I've taken a road trip to Colorado on my own, and after successfully navigating that adventure, I received a shot of self-confidence. I feel like I'm running as fast as I can to keep a step ahead of Alzheimer's Disease. Everyone assumes that the FIRST thing you'll notice is forge…

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Dizziness

In 2015, I awoke and crawled out of bed, because my husband was having a fit over spilling something on the floor. I assured him it wasn't that big of a deal and immediately bent down to start cleaning it up. Then "no big deal" turned into a "really big deal" when I lost my balance and fell to the f…

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What is MCI?

No, I’m not talking about the airport in KC. I’m talking about a diagnosis I received earlier this year - Mild Cognitive Impairment. This is the new politically correct term for a person who may be in early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. I’ve been very forthcoming with members of my family, my churc…

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