Tag Archives: Love

20 things to know if you love someone with dementia

My mother

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to love someone with dementia. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. After several years of providing progressively more care for her at home, about two years ago she moved into a lovely memory care facility. She used to be a rather formidable character to […]

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes’ Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Joe Semmes

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it’s also less aggressive […]

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley

When Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley were married 23 years ago, she told him that since she went for yearly medical checkups, she expected him to do the same. “After all,” she says, “we promised that we’d grow old together and take care of each other.” So, Chuck found a doctor and has been seeing him […]