Our very first RV adventure blogging post!

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As of September, 2016 we have finally visited all of the 48 connected states in the US!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blog below was the first blog that started documenting our travels and the experiences we’ve had.  A lot has happened since this first blog.  We were such newbies in the RV world and over the past 5 years have gained so much experience not only with RV life but in our own lives.  God has been so good to us leading us through this journey.  Hope you will read through the various posts to learn about RV life and about the silly couple that are the Chauvins!


August, 2012 – Hello world! Welcome to my first blog about Roy, Rosalyn, Dora and Boots’ adventures exploring the United States. We won’t start exploring for a while, other than an occasional trip to locations around Louisiana and a Christmas trip to Disneyworld! At least, not until our sticks and bricks house is sold! Please someone buy it!

This lovely 2 story Acadian style home on one acre is for sale!!!
This lovely 2 story Acadian style home on one acre is for sale!!!

If you’re wondering who Dora and Boots are, no they’re not our new grandchildren! They are TV characters our granddaughter Madisyn loves and consequently we’ve seen many episodes of Dora. In her show, Dora is an explorer and we learn all sorts of things through her exploring. Since our RV adventures will take us exploring throughout the United States, we thought it fitting to name our RV “Dora”. Our truck we are towing behind the RV is now named Boots, Dora’s trusty side kick who follows her everywhere! Our Dodge Dakota truck that we will tow is called our “toad”, in RV lingo. That means Boots is our toad!

I am married to my best friend, Roy Chauvin! Roy and I are a regular every day Southern Baptist Christian couple living in Hammond, Louisiana. I am a young 58 years old, born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana. Roy is a slightly older 63 year old who just turned the Social Security retirement age in January, 2013 and was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. We met in 1971 and were married in 1972. Our first son was born in the late 1970s followed by his brother Chip in 1981. They are both grown men now with wives and children of their own. All that’s a story for another day but we wanted you to know a little about the folks going on this journey. We moved to Hammond, Louisiana 25+ years ago and have lived here since. It’s a small college town between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We both currently work at Southeastern Louisiana University. Roy is the Computer Fix It Guru (of course not his official title) and I am the Telephone Billing/Work Order Coordinator which is my official title. We are die-hard New Orleans Saints fans. We’ve loved them since they became a team in our teen age years and have supported them faithfully ever since.

Our adventure began back in August of 2012. I started keeping notes as we began the journey, making the decision to undertake this total lifestyle change. Instead of a daily blog, at first it will be a monthly blog for the months August, September, October, November and December 2012. From here on out I’ll post as I have the opportunity to or when enough experiences have occurred to be interesting.

We hope anyone considering the full time RV lifestyle will learn a little from our experiences as we have learned so much from others experiences. Ask us questions if you want, if we’ve experienced it we’ll let you know what happened with us! If you’re experienced full timing RVers and you see we’re making mistakes please, please shout out to us and share your sage advice with us newbies! We’ve been so happy since we made this decision that we are hoping some of our family and friends will get the itch and come join Roy, Rosalyn, Dora and Boots on our great adventure!

The blogs below are in newest blog first order. If you’d like to read about our experiences in order start at the last one in the list from August and read up to the current date. You may have to click on OLDER POSTS to get to the August one. Please click the FOLLOW link on the right if you’d like to receive an email whenever a new blog is posted!

08.08.18 How stress affects the brain

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.

Over time, elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, can chip away at our physical, mental and emotional health. The link between chronic stress and the potential for mental health conditions — such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders — is well-established. But what kind of changes — both fleeting and lasting — are actually taking place in the brain when we experience a stressful event?

Here are four ways stress changes your brain.

Stress could trigger a chemical change that makes you irritable

Many of us know that we’re not pleasant to be around when we’re stressed out — we may get irritable and grumpy. Under pressure, many people get distracted and forgetful and this could be a sign of the destructive effects of stress in the brain.

French researchers discovered an enzyme, when triggered by stress, that attacks a molecule in the hippocampus which is responsible for regulating synapses. When the synapses are modified, fewer neural connections are able to be made in the area.

“These effects lead subjects to lose their sociability, avoid interactions with their peers and have impaired memory or understanding,” a university press release explained.

Chronic stress can shrink your brain

Stressful life events could harm your brain’s memory and learning capacity by reducing the volume of gray matter in brain regions associated with emotions, self-control and physiological functions.

Chronic stress and/or depression can contribute to lost volume in the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex, which is associated with emotional and cognitive impairment. Researchers found that this is particularly true of people with a genetic marker that can disrupt the formation of synaptic connections between brain cells.

A 2008 study on mice found that even short-term stress could lead to communication problems among brain cells in regions associated with memory and learning.

One stressful event can kill brain cells

As we learn new information, we constantly generate new neurons in the hippocampus — a brain region associated with learning, memory and emotion. But ongoing stress can halt the production of new neurons in the hippocampus and may also affect the speed of connections between hippocampal cells, according to Scientific American. What’s more, an animal study found that a single stressful event can destroy newly created neurons in the hippocampus.

University of California at Berkeley researchers found that the brain in a state of chronic stress generates more myelin-producing cells and fewer neurons than a typical brain would, resulting in excess myelin (an insulating layer of protective coating around neurons) in the hippocampus.

“The hippocampus is especially vulnerable to ongoing emotional distress, because of the damaging effects of cortisol,” psychologist Daniel Goleman wrote in Social Intelligence.

Stress can disrupt memory by triggering the brain’s threat response

While cortisol hampers the activity of the hippocampus, it increases the size and activity of the amygdala, the brain’s main center for emotional responses and motivation. The amygdala is responsible for fear processing, threat perception and the fight-or-flight response. Increased activity means we’re in a state of reacting to perceived threat, which can have the effect of restricting our ability to take in new information. It can also heighten emotional reactions.

“After a day when a student gets panicked by a pop quiz, he’ll remember the details of that panic far more than any of the material in the quiz,” Goleman wrote.

Carolyn Gregoire The Huffington Post
I can personally say that what this article is about is so very true.  When I was first diagnosed in 2011 and seeing the doctor regularly in 2012 I was under considerable stress from many directions.  The main thing the doctor told me was to eliminate the stress.  Unfortunately eliminating the stress was out of my control.  This was around the time that Roy and I decided to live full time RVing.  That was the biggest stress reliever imaginable and helped my brain deteriorating to slow down.
Now when I’m under stress my brain truly shuts down.  The best way I can think of to describe it is that there are less things going around in my head.  The things that are there don’t have a connection to either the next step or another thought related to it. I was hopeful when I started writing this that I’d be able to share more.  It’s just not happening.  So I’ll say good bye now.
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08.10.18 Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the patient’s perspective reblogged from January 2015

August 14, 2018 –  Since I originally wrote this in 2015 I’ve found two very interesting dementia patients who still communicate pretty well.  One, Rick Phelps, started a Facebook group called Memory People. Here is a link to that group: Memory People on Facebook   I’ve shared some of Rick’s writing before and plan to share soon one he just wrote about “anticipatory grief.”

The other dementia patient, Peter Berry, publishes on Facebook a weekly video on different dementia topics and an update on how he is doing. Here is a link to his facebook page: Peter Berry On Facebook

10460724_539323889537944_4082775068952904086_nThis week I want to share about Alzheimer’s from the patient’s standpoint.

“I’m Still Here” is a song about dementia, written from the patient’s point of view. It can be a helpless feeling after you get an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and the support of your loved ones can help ease the stress that this disease causes. Click on the photo below to watch this short video!

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ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT’S PRAYER BY CAROLYN HAYNELI

Pray for me, I was once like you. Be kind and loving to me, that’s how I would have treated you. Remember I was once someone’s parent or spouse. I had a life and a dream for the future.

Speak to me, I can hear you even if I don’t understand what you are saying. Speak to me of things in my past of which I can still relate.

Be considerate of me, my days are such a struggle. Think of my feelings because I still have them and can feel pain. Treat me with respect because I would have treated you that way.

Think of how I was before I got Alzheimer’s. I was full of life, I had a life, laughed and loved you. Think of how I am now, my disease destroyed my thinking, my feelings, and my ability to respond, but I still love you even if I can’t tell you. Think about my future because I used to.

Remember I was full of hope for the future just like you are now. Think how it would be to have things locked in your mind and can’t let them out. I need you to understand and not blame me, but Alzheimer’s. I still need the compassion and the touching and most of all I still need you to love me.

Keep me in your prayers because I am between life and death. The love you give will be a blessing from God and both of us will live forever.

How you live and what you do today will always be remembered in the heart of the Alzheimer’s Patient.

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The following links are to stories from Alzheimer’s patients. Please spend some time reading each one of these stories told in a way that only they can:
|108I just found this blog called Welcome to DementiaLand by Wayne who does have a last name but I couldn’t find it just now.  I don’t know whether it’s my brain issues or his that make navigating his site difficult.  His level of sharing is great though and I felt strongly it should be included here.  

http://dementialand.chewtor.co.uk/#category2

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Interview with Alzheimer sufferer Richard Taylor: ‘You turn into a person you don’t know any more.’

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/interview-with-alzheimer-sufferer-you-turn-into-a-person-you-don-t-know-anymore-a-688049.html

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An author and former physician, Dr. David Hilfiker was diagnosed in 2012 with a progressive mild cognitive impairment. His doctor thought it was Alzheimer’s but additional testing proved this initial diagnosis to be wrong. Now David must learn how to come to terms with the reality of worsening cognitive issues that appear to have no cause.

http://www.agingcare.com/Blogger/David-Hilfiker

108Harry Urban has lived with Alzheimer’s disease for seven years, “We have no typical days. You have your good days, your bad days and your Alzheimer’s days,”

http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/alzheimers-patients-share-their-experiences-153702.htm

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The video below  of a five year old singing “Peace in Christ” seemed appropriate to me to share with you today.  As a Christian with dementia, having peace in Christ is what gets me through every day. I hope you enjoy hearing this song!

Until next time,

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08.09.18 New Orleans Muffuletta

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The muffuletta sandwich was created in 1906 at Central Grocery Co. on Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, by its owner Salvatore Lupo. Sicilians, however, have been making various versions of the bread for centuries.

A muffuletta is a large, round, and somewhat flattened loaf with a sturdy texture, around 10 inches (25 cm) across. It is described as being somewhat similar to focaccia. Bread used for the muffuletta is different from focaccia, however, in that it is a very light bread, the outside is crispy, and the inside is soft. It has no additional seasonings baked into it, aside from the sesame seeds The bread is more like French bread, but slightly heavier. It is most akin to an Italian dough recipe. Italian dough includes flour, water, egg, olive oil, yeast, salt and sugar. French bread uses flour, water, yeast and salt.

A traditional-style muffuletta sandwich consists of a muffuletta loaf split horizontally and covered with layers of marinated olive salad, salami, ham, Swiss cheese, provolone, and mortadella. Quarter, half, and full-sized muffulettas are sold.

The signature olive salad consists of olives diced with the celery, cauliflower and carrot found in a jar of giardiniera, seasoned with oregano and garlic, covered in olive oil, and allowed to combine for at least 24 hours.

A muffuletta is usually served cold, but many vendors will toast it.

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In Greater New Orleans a seafood sandwich is made with muffuletta bread and fried seafood, often including oysters, shrimp, catfish and occasionally softshell crab. The seafood muffuletta omits the olive salad in favor of the traditional dressings of a seafood po’ boy, such as melted butter and pickle slices, or mayonnaise and lettuce.

Central Grocery is a small, old-fashioned Italian-American grocery store with a sandwich counter, located at 923 Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 1906 by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant. He operated it until 1946 when he retired and his son-in-law Frank Tusa took over the operation. Today it is owned by Salvador T. Tusa, Salvatore’s grandson, and two cousins, Frank Tusa and Larry Tusa. The store was one of many family-owned, neighborhood grocery stores during the early 20th century, when the French Quarter was still predominantly a residential area. Though tourists are more common in Central now, it has retained much of its old-world market feel.

The Central sells not only the sandwiches as take-out or eat-in, but also the ingredients of the muffuletta—including olive salad by the jar—for people who want to make the sandwich at home. Because of the muffuletta, Central Grocery was featured on national television, in the PBS special program Sandwiches That You Will Like

Central Grocery sells Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, and Creole table delicacies. They also carry less-mainstream selections, such as chocolate-covered grasshoppers and bumble bees in soy sauce, which are perennially displayed in the store’s front windows. Marie Lupo Tusa, Salvatore’s daughter, is author of the cookbook Marie’s Melting Pot, which has hundreds of Sicilian, French, and Creole-style recipes.

 

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08.07.18 This and that from recent days!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – My physical therapist buddy, Brennan,  comes everyday to put me through the exercises and to get me to walk around the house using my walker.  Here we are during one of our special times!  I’m doing better each day so God is healing me and the therapy is working! Omni is the Home Health company that sends their great folks out to us.  I’d highly recommend them when you have a need like this!

Roy put the first of our wall words up on the small wall over the kitchen counter where you can see it when you first walk in.

When he recovers from putting that one up I’ve got more for him to work on!

Several days ago, my sister Harriett and her husband George came to visit us and see our new home.  A couple of days later Chip brought his family to visit and for Kallie to see our new home. Though we are far far far from having the furniture we need and want, we were happy to get to show them how it all looks so far.

A couple of years ago Roy put down several railroad ties to give Dora a place to rest her feet (tires) on when she’s home.  Over time they have moved so Roy needed to dig them up and bolt them together.  This is not a project for the faint of heart especially in the recent heatwave.  He needed my valuable help at one point but of course there is no photo of my contribution!

Here’s our watermelon plants that we grew from seeds from a couple of large watermelons.  Can’t wait to see if they take off and do well!

We were not able to go in town to church last Sunday so we watched it on Facebook Live.  For the first time, Roy was able to get it to display on our living room television screen!  So cool!

I learned about a quirky form of rock painting that looks like M&Ms with a bite taken out of them.  Here’s a whole bunch of them about halfway through the painting process. Second picture includes two finished rocks from a previous batch. 

I created a new facebook group called Rosie Rocks.  On the back of the rocks I glue a label asking those who find the rock to share it on that group.  If you’d like to become part of that group so you can see when the rocks are found go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1707652262651874/

Join the group, I’ll approve it and then you’re in!  I’ve always asked the rock finders to post their pictures on the facebook group RVing Rocks! but as time has gone on I thought it might be cool to have a group of my one where only my rocks are shared.

We have two new bookings for Dora.  When she gets home from her adventure out west there are two, maybe three, couples coming to meet Dora and us before they make their final decision.

My partial knee replacement recovery is going well.  Roy and I walked down the hill to the pond to check on the watermelon plants, and walked back up the hill to the house. Roy had a foldable cane when he had his knee replacement so I’m using that now instead of the walker. I go to Dr. Blessey for my post op appointment on August 15 to get the stitches removed and everything checked out.  I haven’t had pain for a few days which is wonderful!

Well that’s all that’s new in our world!

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08.02.18 Rosalyn’s Partial Knee Replacement Recovery

Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Tuesday morning Roy and I went to Ochsner Medical Center in Covington for me to have partial right knee replacement surgery.  When we walked in we saw Carolyn and Marcel Lanoux (our brother in law George’s sister and husband) whom we havent seen in forever and forever.  We didn’t have much time to visit since I needed to check in but at least we got to hug!

Not long after signing in at 9:30 my name was called and off I went to the back where they did all the presurgery things.  These wonderful folks took care of me before the surgery, the pre op nurse and my anesthesiologist – GEAUX SAINTS!!  I gave them our cards with the Dora and the Explorers web address on it so I hope they are checking this out!  Thanks to all of you great and amazing folks1

My recovery nurse and my sweet hubby!  My sister Harriett stayed with Roy during the surgery.  I know he really appreciated that and I did too.  You are a great big sister Harriett!

Another nurse and one of the physcial therapy ladies who get me up and walking as soon as my legs woke up. 

I just looked back at the photos above and thought that no one should look this happy before and after having surgery! It was fun so why not smile!  Our home health nurse and physical therapist came on day two and day three.

The physical therapist just left from his second visit. He was really pleased by how I am doing.  It’s 3:30 pm right now and I haven’t needed a pain pill since 5:30 am.  I can get around for the most part a lot smoother than yesterday.

This ice chest thing (Polar Care Cube) is attached to a tube that runs within a blue thing that is wrapped around my knee.  It keeps my knee cooled and the swelling down.   I don’t have to wear it all the time but I’ve been wearing it alot. First pic is the company picture!

While we were enjoying  being outside for a little while I noticed that our rose bushes are just beautiful and I had to share!

Well that’s my knee surgery update!  I’m hoping it will be smooth sailing from here on.

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07.31.18 Rosalyn’s Partial Right Knee Replacement Surgery

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At around 10:30 to 11:00 this morning I am having partial right knee replacement surgery at Ochsner Surgical Center Covington.  Dr. Peter Blessey is doing the surgery.  Roy and my sister will be there with me.

I’ll be able to come home this afternoone or evening and will have home health to care for the wound and check my blood since I’ll be taking Coumadin which I started this evening.  I’ll be getting around with a walker for a while and am right now thankful for our stained concrete floors which will  make it easier to get around.  Having a small house is another benefit!

According to Ochsner Roy is considered my “Recovery Coach”.  Iv’e been cooking  to make it easier on Roy while he’s caring for me.  I don’t know when I’ll be back out and around but I’m looking forward to the pain going away and the waddling walk I’ve developed to go away!

Your prayers are welcome and very much asked for.  My God is a big God and I know with him looking over me and the outcome will be exactly as He wants it to be.

I’m hopeful this will be my motto after the surgery!

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08.01.18 Roy and I are Louisiana Residents once more!! So is Boots! Dora is slowly getting there!

No automatic alt text available.August 1, 2018 – In April of 2013 Roy and I gave up our Louisiana drivers licenses, vehicle registrations and voter registration. When we lived fulltime in our motorhome we really lived in all the states we visit.  Because of that we were allowed to choose a state for our domicile that had the best benefits for us.  A domicile state is the state used for voting, Dora and Boots insurance and motor vehicle registration, jury duty, health insurance, inspection stickers.  I had to go back to the original blog I wrote about this subject because I really don’t remember all that was taken into consideration back then.

Because Louisiana had one of the highest auto insurance rates in the country and South Dakota had one of the lowest rates, we chose South Dakota for our domicile.  Several other factors were in South Dakota’s favor so once the decision was made we set out to find a mail forwarding service there.  We signed up with My Dakota Address in Madison, SD.  There are other ones but since this one is in Madison and our little granddaughters name is the same but spelled Madisyn we chose that one!  The mail forwarding service give you a physical street address to use for all these things since that’s a requirement on most of them.  They receive your mail at their address and at either predetermined times or when you ask for it send your mail to you wherever you are.

Now that we are actually living in a house in Louisiana we decided it was time to become Louisiana residents again.  Our address here is in Amite, Louisiana.

We decided to get Louisiana insurance quotes for our truck Boots and our motor home Dora.  We were quite shocked to see that now the rates in Louisiana were almost the same as in South Dakota.  Not sure what’s changed but we were happy with that finding!  We also found that the annual registration we were paying in South Dakota was five times what we will be paying in Louisiana.  South Dakota is not a state that refunds the remainder of the year’s registration fee so that stunk.

We now have our Louisiana Drivers license.  We were happy to find out that the DMV now handles voter registration so Louisiana now has two new registered Republicans!!! No more voting by mail!

Boots, our truck,  is sporting a new Louisiana license plates.  Its taking a bit longer and a dozen phone calls Roy had to make to the bank and the Hammond DMV to get Dora’s transferred.  We learned in this process that the DMV in Hammond is not owned or operated by the State of Louisiana but rather by a private company.  The DMV in Amite is operated by the State of Louisiana.  The DMV in Amite is working with Roy to do something for us that the DMV in Hammond couldn’t do. If you ever run into a problem in Hammond, go to the one in Amite.  It’s not nearly as nice looking as the one in Hammond but they are very helpful and can do more.

South Dakota did not require an inspection sticker (known by us native New Orleanians as a brake tag!) but Louisiana does so Boots has her cute little inspection sticker now.

We also cancelled our mail forwarding service with MyDakotaAddress in South Dakota after making sure all companies we do business with have our current address and you have it now also!

We got an email from MyDakotAddress just a couple of days ago that the business is closing as of July 31 and all mail will be returned to sender.  I am so happy we were already closing our account and had gone through notifying everyone of the new address.  It may not seem like such an awful thing to have the mail forwarding service closed.  However, they provided you with a physical street address for all legal things (registration, voting, etc.)  Now all of those people have no legal physical address.  We have no idea what happened that caused it to be closed so quickly with such little notice.

Most of our traveling is behind us and sometimes that is a little sad.  We’re mostly very happy to be settling back in as Louisiana residents and all that includes!

The video below warmed my heart and I just had to share! Other than the skin slipping down off my face I actually love being old.  This video says it all!

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07.30.18 – When Language Fails in Dementia – AND – Dementia Medicines, by Teepa Snow

Monday, July 30 – Here is Teepa Snow with another amazing video that covers oh so much valuable dementia information.  She doesn’t just cover one aspect, there’s lots in this one.  I can already see some of the things I do in this and some that I hope are a long long way off.  The second video below is about three of the dementia medicines available today.  I’ve taken all three and am currently on Galantamine. Namenda is the fourth medicine but I think it is considered for midstage dementia and the three she talks about are for early stage dementia.  For me it’s been difficult to tell when I’m taking the medicine if it is doing a lot.  However when I’ve had to get off of any of them the decline in my thinking and being able to communicate is drastic.  I hope you will learn something from these two videos to educate you in taking better care of your loved one with this horrific disease.

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When Language Fails in Dementia

Dementia in the middle-to-advanced stages diminishes communication & language. Watch Teepa Snow convey the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.

The left hemisphere of the brain processes language (left for language). The right processes signing, rhythm and curse words. How can dementia caregivers use these facts to help people having trouble with words and thinking? What is the best way to suggest a word? Or is it better to let someone struggle and figure things out on their own? Watch Teepa Snow offer tips on how to do your part with empathy, compassion, and concern.

What Do Aricept, Exelon & Razadyne Do?

See Teepa Snow talk about the top medications for Alzheimer’s & dementia. In plain English, she explores what they do and how they work. Get clarity on Aricept, Exelon and Razadyne (generic donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine).

On the web page that I found the video on there is a table explaining the various medicines.  Here is a link to the page with that table.  It’s a little ways down the page past the video.  http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/2013/04/what-do-aricept-exelon-razadyne-do.html

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07.28.18 OUR NATION URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR PRAYER, BY BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION

Our Nation Urgently Needs Your Prayer

Our Nation Urgently Needs Your Prayer

God’s Word is clear—Christians from all walks of life are called to pray for “all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” (1 Timothy 2:2, NKJV). President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a powerful reminder of how important it is to lift up America’s leadership in prayer. If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh could affect our nation’s laws on everything from abortion to religious freedom right now—and for future generations. It’s critical for God’s people to pray. Here are a few ways to pray:

• Ask God to give the men and women of the Senate Judiciary Committee wisdom and guidance as they meet with Judge Kavanaugh—and to deliver them from opinions that are contrary to His Word.

• Pray that the Lord will bless Judge Kavanaugh—and his loved ones—with strength, endurance, and stamina during this intense process.

• Let’s thank God for the opportunity to have a Supreme Court that adheres to Biblical values and pray for a smooth confirmation process.

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