Monday, January 12, 2015
Another day on the Island of Blue Hairs
Sadly it now seems his twin brother is exhibiting more symptoms of Alzheimer's...confusion over some simple things. I have referred him to docs I believe in and we shall see. But dang, this means all four of the siblings have had Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. So much like his mom and all her siblings! Don't tell me there isn't a strong genetic component here.
Whoa...here comes the ambulance again to our building. Our new neighbor down the hall calls them at least once a week. She is standing outside her apartment door waving them in. She uses them like an emergency clinic and then always refuses to go to the hospital with them. Dang, as tax payers we probably all are paying for her medical service. I think she's either nuts or a prescription drug addict or both...who knows and it's really none of my business.
Back to rereading The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman for Book Club this week. I'm facilitating the discussion and delighted to do so as this is one of my favorite books. It is set in the southern corner of Western Australia where I lived for six months while teaching at Edith Cowan University in Perth. Beautiful country and a great story.