Editor’s Note: This article was prepared by La Verne Olsen for the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation a great example of how you can keep your mind active and sharp by doing something you enjoy. La Verne was available to discuss her passion and shared tips with everyone who attended the Tucson Memory Screening Day on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
I didn’t intend to be a writer. In fact, I never wrote a thing after high school except letters to friends and, of course, the infamous Christmas Newsletter about all the goody things the family accomplished during the year. I loved getting those newsletters.
But then, at the age of 73, after a lifetime of raising kids and now grandkids, I enjoyed a day at the zoo with six year old and four year old grandchildren. A peacock followed us all over the zoo for most of the day. We made the mistake of throwing him popcorn so we literally couldn’t get rid of him. Read the rest of this entry »