If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
- Loretta Girzartis, Author
In American life, we think we are most free when we don't need anybody. Exactly what Alzheimer's represents is absolute dependency - That's what we all need to learn - how deeply we need one another.
- Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
- Lin Yutang, Writer
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James, Philosopher
All real living is meeting.
- Martin Buber, Philosopher
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus, Explorer
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
- Bil Keane, Cartoonist
Nothing is more revealing than movement.
- Martha Graham, Dancer
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne, Author (Winnie the Pooh)
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat . . .We must find each other.
- Mother Theresa, Saint
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, Missionary
Memory Bridge Newsletter
06/23/09 - There Is A Bridge: Reflections on Life with Alzheimer's Disease
Recently, Michael Verde was a featured guest on Massage Therapy Radio.
Recently, Michael Verde was a featured guest on Massage Therapy Radio. There is a world of difference, Michael claims, between Alzheimer’s disease and the dis-ease occasioned by Alzheimer’s. We cannot wait passively for a cure. The sources of emotional healing are in us and between us, contends Michael, and we must begin to activate them in our relationships with people with dementia now. Click here to listen to the broadcast: http://www.xiosoftpresenter.com/?eventid=6770388