Barb’s Buzz – I Sang All The Way Home!

Our Early-Stage Alzheimer’s group is growing.  That’s good, and perhaps it is because our professional advisors from the Alzheimer’s Association are keeping us busy with brain stimulating social activities.   And as a result, we are meeting new people who are also living with the disease.

This week our Early-Stage Group met at the Skylight Music Theatre in downtown Milwaukee for an afternoon of musical entertainment.  The program, titled “That’s Amore”, was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon together.  I sang all the way home. Poor Dan- LOL!  He is the one with better vocals! We loved the up-beat entertainment and people in our early-stage group did relate. I witnessed it as I glanced around the room. I could see it in their eyes and body language.  I saw smiles on couples faces, hand-holding and singing and humming along.

“That’s Amore” was all about how care partners share a unique love, worthy of thousands of accolades. That’s how the program read. It makes us realize how much our spouses, who are now our care-givers, give of themselves for their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Skylight Cabaret is now a sweet memory. Thank you from the bottom of my heart-and my mind, for now.

Having this Group has been great. Everyone – people with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners  – have benefitted so much from the monthly meetings.  It’s all about support, information, bonding and friendship building.

We are all learning to cope with the life changes.   My husband and I have made many strong friendships with other couples in the Group.   We look forward to the next Social Activity for our Group at a Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells.

I want to say thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association. They have kept us focused in a very caring and positive way.

Dan and Barb Johnson enjoying Skylight Cabaret

Dan and Barb Johnson enjoying Skylight Cabaret

Skylight Cabaret provided a cheery afternoon of song for those with MCI and Early-Stage Alzheimer's

Skylight Cabaret provided a cheery afternoon of song for those with MCI and Early-Stage Alzheimer’s

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