This is a wonderful little story. A story about a wonderful family and how with a little ingenuity and a big heart they can make a big difference....By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Tonight at the Pines of Delray we are having a dinner. The purpose of the dinner is to raise money for Hospice. Good cause.
For the third year, a family of Italians that live here are planning a big Italian dinner. They are paying for every thing out of their own pocket. In addition, they are cooking all the food. They have been cooking away all week.
A ticket to this event costs 15 bucks. One hundred percent of that 15 bucks goes to Hospice. The event is sold out. 185 strong. In addition, you can order the dinner and they will deliver it to your home. I am not sure of the exact number of dinners but I will find out. I should mention, they make great Italian food and great cupcakes.
Last year these wonderful people raised $5,000 for Hospice. Pretty good for one tiny community if you ask me.
Well its party time for Dotty tonight. Yesterday she had her nails done at the salon, and we bought a new lipstick. Both a pale pink. Dotty looks good in those pale lip colors.
I would have taken Dotty to get her hair done but Dotty won't let anyone touch her hair. Well, except for Vidal DeMarco. She doesn't like to get water on her hair in the shower either. On the other hand, she seems to like it when Vidal washes her hair. The hair is cut, washed and ready to go. Yeah, I am getting pretty good at the haircut also. I learned how to cut hair by watching Blow Out on Bravo. The show featured Jonathan Antin and his high end hair salon in Beverly Hills. Jonathan will give you a nice haircut for about 500 bucks.
Now that I am thinking about this, I am going to convince Dotty to get a real haircut in the next two weeks. I'll put my thinking cap on and make that happen. I hope.
Dotty has a new pair of Aerosoles and some nice new cloths. I have to write more about the Mr Smoothie. I am telling you - miracle.
By the time we go out the door tonight Dotty will be all "dolled up". Me? I'll put on one of my power shirts and jeans. Doesn't take much to get the over 70 crowd pumped up.
You might not know this. About ten percent of Hospice patients suffer from Alzheimer's disease. I'm sure that number is going to climb over time.
I'll tell Dotty around 3 PM or so that it is time to get ready to party. When she asks what party, I will remind her its the Hospice dinner. When she says, I thought it was on Sunday, I will let her know today is Sunday.
Away we go, at least I hope we can go when the time comes.
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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,200 articles with more than 9,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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