Community outreach

January 2013 Thanks to Kathy, Abbie and Eveline blogger who nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.

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I’m listing blogs below that deserve a bigger following. I’ve learned so much from fellow bloggers!
A Promise to Dad: Sandra promised her father she would get healthy. After he passed away from Alzheimer’s complications, she joined Weight Watchers. She is now keeping her promise by running in marathons and losing weight. Very inspirational!

Let’s Talk About Family: I certainly relate to this blog, written by a daughter caring for her father who has Alzheimer’s. She talks openly and honestly about her family’s journey through the worlds of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. A must-read for other Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Tersia Burger: A heartbreaking and honest blog written by a mother who is caring for her adult daughter who is dying. She passed away in January 2013 after an agonizing illness. This blog shows the bravery and love that forms the mother-daughter bond.

September 2012:Thanks to Renee who writes the inspiring PositiveBoomer blog, who nominated me for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award.

August 2012: I was nominated for another Sunshine Award by Dr. Bill Wooten, who writes a beautiful blog filled with inspirational quotes and photos. Thanks for the positive feedback! Scroll down the page to find more great blogs that I follow.


June 2012
I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards! I really appreciate the love from the blogger community that The Memories Project has received. While this is a very personal project, I hope it can inspire others to record important family memories that they cherish. The awards come with a few tasks, so here goes:

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you: Thanks Renee, who writes the great PositiveBoomer blog!

2) Tell us 7 interesting things about you:

  • I’m an only child.
  • I’m a cat lover!
  • I have Celiac Disease, so I have to be on a gluten-free diet. (No weight loss fad for me!)
  • I’ve lived in California, Arkansas, Texas, New York and Georgia.
  • I worked on a Christmas Tree Farm one summer as part of a writing workshop.
  • I like to play the slot machines at casinos.
  • I’m a big ‘Three Stooges’ fan (the original shorts, not the new movie).

3) Nominate 15 Bloggers.

  • PhotosBotos.com: An awe-inspiring photo posted each day.
  • Two Socks on One Foot: Diary of a Dementia Caregiver.
  • Good Mews News: My favorite local cat rescue!
  • Memory Bears by Bonnie: Creates unique tributes for those departed from this earth.
  • SaveEveryStep: Great blog about family memories and nostalgia.
  • Hot Dogs and Marmalade: This blogger’s mother has Alzheimer’s and she writes both poignant and humorous accounts of her family’s life.
  • Elder Advocates: Lark E. Kirkwood’s blog is dedicated in memory of her father and focuses on elder abuse.
  • My Demented Mom: Kathy Ritchie doesn’t sugarcoat one bit of her experiences caring for her mom, who has frontotemporal dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s Reading Room: I’m a news junkie, and this blog helps me stay updated on the latest news in the world of Alzheimer’s/ and dementia research and advocacy.
  • Alzheimer’s Speaks: Lori La Bey is a tireless advocate for caregivers. She has a radio show as well!
  • Yakkergirl’s Blog: Great blog about memories of the blogger’s father, along with discussions of Alzheimer’s and other aging topics.
  • A Promise to Dad: Inspirational accounts of the blogger’s journey to getting fit as her final promise to her father, who had Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2011.
  • NOT Housebound: Adventures with dementia, about the blogger’s grandfather who has dementia and is over 100 years old.
  • The Wanderlust Gene: An eclectic blog of exotic travels and other intriguing topics.

April 2012 I have been nominated by two wonderful bloggers for the Sunshine Award. I apologize to Lori of Let’s Talk About Family for taking so long to respond. I just started a new job and it’s draining most of my energy for now as I try to learn so many new things quickly. I kept thinking to myself, “I need to respond, I need to respond!” and then …

I was also nominated for a Sunshine Award by fundemental who writes both the wonderful A moment in the life of …” blog and the equally amazing the dementia diary, which is how I first stumbled upon her. This blog is about her experiences with her father-in-law, who has dementia. She’s based out of the UK and I love how the Internet allows us to get a peek into the lives of those in other countries, to see how our experiences are similar and how they differ.

Just read this post on the Let’s Talk About Family blog to understand the sacrifices that one caregiver makes to care for their father. I can sympathize because while I don’t have siblings, I found myself helping my mom manage the bills and things my dad needed while I lived and worked over 1300 miles away. It takes a special and strong person to be a caregiver. All of the caregivers out there have my utmost respect.

The ‘rules’ for The Sunshine Award go like this:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award and write a post about it – Done!
2. Answer the questions below. Done!
3. Pass on the award to several fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them. (I’m in the process of doing so now!)
Favorite Color – Blue (calm, serene, need more of that in my life)
Favorite Animal – Cat. Sorry, dogs (and to my new dog Rhyme, who will soon learn that cats are superior beings!)
Favorite Number – 24
Favorite Drink – Bourbon. On the rocks.
Facebook or Twitter – Facebook for keeping in touch with friends. Twitter is more for exploring and researching, especially in the areas of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Your Passion – For now, it’s this blog, The Memories Project, and preserving memories of my father to do my part for Alzheimer’s advocacy.
Giving or Getting Presents – Giving. And from what I hear, I’m pretty good at it!
Favorite Day – Saturday. So many possibilities.
Favorite Flowers – Actually, I like flowers in nature but not as a gift. I’ll take chocolate over a dozen roses any day.
My list of nominees/winners:
Alzheimer’s Speaks: Lori La Bey is a tireless advocate for caregivers. She has a radio show as well!
SaveEveryStep: You should subscribe to this blog for the weekly “Joe’s Letter” post alone. The letters are from the blogger’s uncle from WWII and they are so fascinating! If you love nostalgia, you’ll love her blog, as she often writes about the fashions and music from her childhood and adolescence. But Helen Spencer founded the website, SaveEveryStep.com in memory of her mother. She is giving back to the world by allowing you to capture your own family’s memories and preserve them for free, a useful service to anyone, but especially for families touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Hot Dogs and Marmalade: This blogger’s mother has Alzheimer’s and she writes both poignant and humorous accounts of her family’s life. You’ll have to read her blog to find out the reason for the unusual title of her blog!
Elder Advocates: Lark E. Kirkwood’s blog is dedicated in memory of her father. She exposes the unfortunate rise in elder abuse cases across the country.
My Demented Mom: Kathy Ritchie doesn’t sugarcoat one bit of her experiences caring for her mom, who has frontotemporal dementia. Like me, she’s in her 30’s. Her blog is breathtaking in both its agony and in the way she expresses her love and dedication to her mother.
Alzheimer’s Reading Room: I’m a news junkie, and this blog helps me stay updated on the latest news in the world of Alzheimer’s/ and dementia research and advocacy.

Thanks! I’m glowing with pleasure that you value my blog and nominated it for The Sunshine Award.

April 2012 I have been nominated by two wonderful bloggers for the Sunshine Award. I apologize to Lori of Let’s Talk About Family for taking so long to respond. I just started a new job and it’s draining most of my energy for now as I try to learn so many new things quickly. I kept thinking to myself, “I need to respond, I need to respond!” and then …

I was also nominated for a Sunshine Award by fundemental who writes both the wonderful A moment in the life of …” blog and the equally amazing the dementia diary, which is how I first stumbled upon her. This blog is about her experiences with her father-in-law, who has dementia. She’s based out of the UK and I love how the Internet allows us to get a peek into the lives of those in other countries, to see how our experiences are similar and how they differ.

Just read this post on the Let’s Talk About Family blog to understand the sacrifices that one caregiver makes to care for their father. I can sympathize because while I don’t have siblings, I found myself helping my mom manage the bills and things my dad needed while I lived and worked over 1300 miles away. It takes a special and strong person to be a caregiver. All of the caregivers out there have my utmost respect.

The ‘rules’ for The Sunshine Award go like this:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award and write a post about it – Done!
2. Answer the questions below. Done!
3. Pass on the award to several fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them. (I’m in the process of doing so now!)
Favorite Color – Blue (calm, serene, need more of that in my life)
Favorite Animal – Cat. Sorry, dogs (and to my new dog Rhyme, who will soon learn that cats are superior beings!)
Favorite Number – 24
Favorite Drink – Bourbon. On the rocks.
Facebook or Twitter – Facebook for keeping in touch with friends. Twitter is more for exploring and researching, especially in the areas of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Your Passion – For now, it’s this blog, The Memories Project, and preserving memories of my father to do my part for Alzheimer’s advocacy.
Giving or Getting Presents – Giving. And from what I hear, I’m pretty good at it!
Favorite Day – Saturday. So many possibilities.
Favorite Flowers – Actually, I like flowers in nature but not as a gift. I’ll take chocolate over a dozen roses any day.
My list of nominees/winners:
Alzheimer’s Speaks: Lori La Bey is a tireless advocate for caregivers. She has a radio show as well!
SaveEveryStep: You should subscribe to this blog for the weekly “Joe’s Letter” post alone. The letters are from the blogger’s uncle from WWII and they are so fascinating! If you love nostalgia, you’ll love her blog, as she often writes about the fashions and music from her childhood and adolescence. But Helen Spencer founded the website, SaveEveryStep.com in memory of her mother. She is giving back to the world by allowing you to capture your own family’s memories and preserve them for free, a useful service to anyone, but especially for families touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Hot Dogs and Marmalade: This blogger’s mother has Alzheimer’s and she writes both poignant and humorous accounts of her family’s life. You’ll have to read her blog to find out the reason for the unusual title of her blog!
Elder Advocates: Lark E. Kirkwood’s blog is dedicated in memory of her father. She exposes the unfortunate rise in elder abuse cases across the country.
My Demented Mom: Kathy Ritchie doesn’t sugarcoat one bit of her experiences caring for her mom, who has frontotemporal dementia. Like me, she’s in her 30’s. Her blog is breathtaking in both its agony and in the way she expresses her love and dedication to her mother.
Alzheimer’s Reading Room: I’m a news junkie, and this blog helps me stay updated on the latest news in the world of Alzheimer’s/ and dementia research and advocacy.

Thanks! I’m glowing with pleasure that you value my blog and nominated it for The Sunshine Award.

6 responses to “Community outreach

  1. Pingback: A Dose of Vitamin D for My Self-Esteem « SaveEveryStep – family stories past & present

  2. Pingback: Blog Awards « Yakkergirl's Blog

  3. Pingback: Awards! « A Promise to Dad

  4. Thank you so much for the awards :-) I truly appreciate them. I’m just a little slow in receiving them . . .

  5. Pingback: One year since Dad has been gone | The Memories Project

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