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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1819239)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Reduced sense of smell should not greatly impact the ability to swallow. Generally it is neurological impairment (i.e. from a stroke, a head injury, progressive neurological disease, dementia etc) that impacts swallowing.

Ask your mother's doctor to refer her for a swallowing evaluation, both bedside and video-fluroscopic. In California these are generally done by speech pathologists. In other states or in other countries, these might be done by occupational therapists or possibly even physical therapists. Licensing laws are different in different places.

Anyway, if you think you mom is at risk for aspiration/aspiration pneumonia, a swallowing evaluation should let you know that and also provide you with guidelines for a modified diet or physical adaptations/maneuvers that may help reduce her risk.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite trees (Message 1819182)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I think I'm going to get one of these:

Ginkgo trees



Gingko trees are lovely and they put on a beautiful autumn display in our area, but make sure you order a male Gingko tree and not a female one. (Yes, some trees have different sexes... who knew, right???!!!)

Anyway, the male trees just drop leaves. The female trees also drop fruit that is inedible, slippery and stinky as it rots.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1819180)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
As difficult as it is to watch loved ones fade, and as difficult as it is to provide and/or manage their care, in the long run, you will never regret the time you spent with aging relatives.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite trees (Message 1819092)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Carlos, our condolences to you, your ex-wife and your children on the loss of someone who was so loved. May warm memories of your mother-in-law sustain you all as you grieve her passing.

Angela & Eric
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818374)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Aye, I'll have me a little nip of that.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818264)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Captain Angela.


LOL, matey!!! LOL!!!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818155)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818151)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Feed???

Yes, I think I'll make a sandwich of that piece of pork loin staring at me when I open the fridge.


Wash it down with some rum, matey!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818149)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Arrrrr, good nite to ye, matey!



Talk Like A Pirate Day Song
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818145)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I'll make ye walk the plank, I will!

Arrrrrrrrrrr.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1818144)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Wow! Lots of entries - all of them very funny. Tough decision!


Third place goes to JaundicedEye with: "....hmmmm, this Vulcan Mind Meld thing really works!......"

Second place goes to celttooth with: "What cat?"

And the winner is our ever-quirky Anniet with her unexpected caption: "Misty's headcam is always left on"


PM going out to our winner now.....
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818136)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Celt, ye scurvy dog, mind yer manners. There be wenches about!!!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1818072)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I sleeps when I'm sleepy, and I wakes when I wakes!

:):)

Beep!




That is how I am when Eric travels. I live like a bear. I eat meals at the oddest of times and don't go to bed until I am sleepy.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Diabetes: Discussion and Recipes (Message 1818071)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Spawnie is a stray who just showed up one day, and stayed because the food was good. We think he is around ten years old. He has FIV but the vet thinks the diabetes is unrelated to his immune status. Apparently older cats are prone to diabetes and it does not seem to be related to their diets. That being said though, our vet also put Spawnie on a special food, which seems to help. His kitty-diabetes symptoms were the same as human symptoms, excessive thirst and frequent urination.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1818070)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Man feeds amazing eagles in dutch harbor

Oh my!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1818069)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
You're born, then you die. It's what you do between those 2 events that defines a person.

Beautifully put. Annie, Bernie, Pat and Gordon, your loved ones are lucky to be in such good hands.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1818050)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Bernie and Richard, thank you. I enjoyed my "armchair traveling" this morning!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Diabetes: Discussion and Recipes (Message 1817969)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Our vet just put Spawnie on insulin.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1817967)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Thank you for the win. My dad had a Harry Belafonte record that he used to play often.


My friends, please caption this:

20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1817770)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Day-o, day-o...


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