The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Dementia is most common in Western Europe and North America. In the United States, one in nine individuals over the age of 65 have a chronic dementia condition.
When I was a girl, I loved making spaghetti sauce. The recipe was simple: brown one pound of ground beef, add onion flakes, one can of tomato paste, two small cans of tomato sauce, some water (rinsing out all three cans), one teaspoon each of oregano, basil and garlic powder, some salt and pepper and a bay leaf.
Readers of The River Reporter are familiar with our local, state and national epidemic of heroin addiction, along with other opioid abuse. What is lacking in much of the information is a discussion about the actual substance, reasons why it is so addictive, and short- and long-term health effects with its use.
No one believes me when I say that I’m lazy. Nonetheless, it’s true. I am loath to spend more time on something than need be. Additionally, if I can reutilize something, well, now you’ve got my attention.
New Year’s resolutions are commitments we make to our self. While there is some magic to the New Year, being successful with a resolution takes more than midnight magic. To fulfill a resolution we need to challenge our self. We need to take on the job of reworking how we work.
I suggested macaroni and cheese when husband Stephen and I were planning an easy Wednesday evening dinner with his sister and niece.
The holidays and change of seasons can affect many people negatively. Individuals with limited support systems can dread the onset of the holidays because it makes them feel more isolated. Those who have experienced significant personal loss of loved ones often experience a renewal of grieving during the holidays.
When I was a kid, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner was dessert. Pumpkin pie, that is. I like the flavor. I like the texture.
We crave change. The media feeds us promises of being slimmer, younger, happier, richer, if only we buy this product, follow that program. Through many trials we have learned that change does not come easily. What blocks us from changing? What helps us to change?
Husband Stephen was excited when he presented me with the sales flyer from Pete’s Market in Narrowsburg, NY.
“Look,” he said. “It’s an Italian Festival.”