If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set. These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome. Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.
Like a forest fire that begins with a single, small spark, Eugene and Marjorie French’s 70-year marriage was sparked with one wide, winning smile.
“We met at Jericho Methodist Church during a revival,” recalled Marjorie, 86. “That night, when we first looked at each other, he smiled at me; the next night he sat by me; and, two weeks later, he showed up at my house.”
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Ryan’s, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Stefanie Goff, director of community planning with Lincoln Trail District Health Department will speak. KPR includes members of KERS, CERS, SPRS or the spouse of any of these systems. First year membership is free and annual dues thereafter are $15.
Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309
RELAY FOR LIFE: Gatti’s
Freedom Angels will hold a Mr. Gatti’s fundraiser in Elizabethtown. All you can eat 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Team receives 20 percent off profits and coupon required. For more information, contact team captain Rosetta Lafollette.