I'm going to see if I "still have it" as a journalist, and spend the next month and a half compiling some information and doing some interviews with others like me who have "Younger Onset Alzheimer's Dementia".
I hope that when it is all done, I'll have something more than the usual facts and figures and the requests for funding from the congress-people we will be seeing in May. See, I don't want to just lobby them. I want to bring this whole thing "home" on a personal basis. Hence the reason for the interviews, which, if I cannot do them live, can be done over the phone or in e-mail.
So this blog has a message and a favor:
1. Message: I won't be updating the blog unless something earth-shattering happens, so I'm taking some "time out" until after the Forum.
2. Favor: If you have someone in your family with Younger Onset, who would be willing to communicate with me, leave me a note in comments and I'll be back in touch.
The Alzheimer's Assocation has a very good definition of what "Younger Onset" is and who it affects, and the link to it is embedded in the title of this blog entry.
So, while I'm on a "working hiatus", please don't forget to click to feed the animals:
And here's something from our past which may bring a smile and explains how our congress works:
Thanks and see ya!