Archer Wrote:That's awesome - was it a military thing, or what? (The sailing with the stars.)
Yeah, I think so. I can't quite remember, but I think it was part of a morale thing they were doing for the troops.
Archer Wrote:With Alzheimer's, I don't know a huge amount about it, but I have heard that often older memories stay very vivid, while medium and short term stuff is lost. It's a nasty, nasty disease but if your grandmother still has clear memories of things like sailing the world wth Bob Hope and Bing Crosby when she was young, that's good.
Yeah, that's usually the case.
Also that their brain doesn't tell them that they're tired, or hungry, or sometimes that they're even in pain (not that my grandmother would even use the word "hurt", even when she broke her hip it only "bothered" her), and they start to lose common sense.
I remember especially one time when she wanted some coffee. So she took her plastic coffee cup, poured the instant mix in there, set her cup down on the stove, and turned it on. Only reason the house didn't burn down is because my mom smelled it and got it quickly.