A good massage can make Alzheimer’s caregivers feel better after their stressful job.

October 5, 2012 – My son-in-law Mark gives the best neck and shoulder massages.  I could feel my back muscles do a double tense as soon as I sat down.  Tense, that is, until they begin to relax as his firm fingers worked out the tightness from a busy and often hectic day with Ken.  Even in Ken’s early Alzheimer’s, it was nice to have someone close by who could help take out the kinks of stress and strain.  But not very long ago Mark and our daughter Debbie moved 800 miles away to live closer to their grown children in Ogden, Utah. Nevertheless, whenever they come to visit I get my neck and shoulder massage.

 I know, neck and shoulders are merely one small area compared to a complete, full-body relaxing massage.  I’ve only had one of those.

 Long before Ken’s Alzheimer’s we paid a visit to Thailand.  I’ll skip telling about the beauty of the land, the charming people, the floating gardens and even the vast impact of its history and the small, but significant “Bridge On The River Kwai;” the blowing up of which rendered the Japanese without supplies during some of the intense fighting of WWII. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-10-07 04:45:59.

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