.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Tom Misciagna plays the violin for his wife, Peggy, in their Manassas, Va., home in November. Tom has been learning to play the instrument for the first time, which is one of the ways the couple tries to keep things lighthearted while living with dementia. (Peter Marovich/The Washington Post)Tom and Peggy Misciagna were sitting in their Manassas, Va., home recently, talking about the children they adopted overseas in the 1980s, when Tom, 64, misremembered a major detail.“We got two kids out of India,” he said.Peggy, 59, chimed in. “Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENTSkip“Oh, yeah, Philippines,” said Tom, a retired CIA officer. He grinned wryly at his wife. “That’s Ollie talking.”Ollie is their nickname for Alzheimer’s, the disease Tom was … [Read more...] about Forging a joyful existence with Alzheimer’s? Yes, joyful.
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Tom Misciagna plays the violin for his wife, Peggy, in their Manassas, Virginia, home on Nov. 2. Tom has been learning to play the instrument for the first time, which is one of the ways the couple tries to keep things lighthearted amid his life with dementia. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Peter Marovich for The Washington Post Photo by: Pete Marovich — For The Washington Post Location: ManassasUnited States File Size: 5.58 Mb — *James Welton* news designer | Editorial [email protected] 408-266-4694 Direct bayareanewsgroup.com *Over 5 million engaged readers weekly* Tom Misciagna and his wife, Peggy, have a nickname, Ollie, for Alzheimer’s, the disease Tom was diagnosed with seven years ago at 57. Ollie is a presence they didn’t invite into their lives, but they’re making room – and having fun – with him. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Pete Marovich for The Washington Post Photo by: Pete Marovich — For The Washington Post Location: … [Read more...] about A joyful existence with Alzheimer’s? Yes, joyful.
Cat videos left the Walker in 2016, but the British Arrows live on and on, a seasonal tradition for 32 years. The annual reel of award-winning ads from across the pond is so popular it screens for a whole month, starting this year on Friday, Nov. 30, and ending Sunday, Dec. 30. The 2018 Arrows will be shown 95 times. The Arrows may be the most commercials some of us see all year, except during the Super Bowl. Streaming services and DVRs have made it easy to skip ads or zip through them. Life is too short to endure 18 minutes of commercials per hour, the amount some cable channels run. The Arrows ads are beautifully made and filmed, funny, serious, touching, and sometimes puzzling. Is TK Maxx the same as TJ Maxx? Who’s Anthony Joshua? What do meerkats have to do with “Coronation Street”? What the devil is Kwiff? Our favorites this year: Audi “Clowns,” set to “Send in the Clowns” sung by Irish singer Lisa Hannigan. A British Airways/Comic Relief … [Read more...] about British Arrows at the Walker; a new opera company makes its debut
× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2018 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × How To Talk To Your Kids About Death And Grief Parenting Loss is a natural, but complex part of life. By Caroline Bologna 11/13/2018 06:45am ET Death and grief are natural parts of the human experience, but mourning a loss is also an incredibly complex process. When a young child loses a loved one, parents often grapple with the challenge of explaining the concept of death and helping their little one through the grieving process (all while grieving themselves). To help inform these difficult conversations, HuffPost spoke to a number of child mental health experts. Of course, a family’s cultural and religious background may steer the … [Read more...] about How To Talk To Your Kids About Death And Grief
Families and friends of those we have lost over the last year are being invited to attend a series of special memorial services to remember their friends and loved ones. King’s Mill Hospital will host the special services at its Faith Centre each Thursday of November at 7pm.There will also be a service at Mansfield Community Hospital at 7pm on November 19. The services are for all faiths, but will be led by the Sherwood Forest Hospital Chaplains and will include poems, the lighting of memorial candles, hymns and prayer.Edith Dawson, lead chaplain at the trust, said: “The services are being held to celebrate the lives and remember those who we have lost at the Trust over the last year and remind families that we are still thinking about them. “We always support families after they have lost someone, but we want to remind people that even after some time has passed, they are still in our thoughts and prayers.”The services will include the opportunity for families … [Read more...] about Hospital planning services to remember lost loved ones