Sunday, January 6, 2008

Baby Boomers and Alzheimer's

Hello, My Boomer Friends!

My name is Joanie, and I am an official Baby Boomer. In fact, my passion is my new and upbeat Baby Boomer website, FIFTY IS!
I would like to greet my Diva friends from The Baby Boomer Diva Hall of Fame, along with my dear My Space friends,
plus, of course, my Baby Boomers buds at Please see my Recommended Links below to visit my friends and associates on the worldwide web.
Having said all that, let's get on to what my blog here is all about, which is Baby Boomer's and Alzheimer's Disease. I am quite sure many of you out there have had more experience than you would like dealing with family members and friends who have been stricken with this devasting disease. I would appreciate hearing from all of you who can extend advice, information and experiences...
You see, my mom has Alzheimer's, which has started to become more advanced recently. She is 83 years old, and her husband (my stepdad), Wayne, is 90. They live in Minnesota, which is where I am from, although I have been living in Las Vegas with my husband of five years. My mom and I were always very close, but I have not been able to see her much during the past 5 years, which has been when the downward spiral has been progressing. My step-dad has been able to provide wonderful care for my mom until recently...and has totally taken care of her and the entire household of their beautiful home here in Minnesota. Wayne did it all and is still handling more than you could believe a 90-year old guy could ever do. However, he is starting to lose it, which is more than understanding, plus my mom's situation is becoming more complicated.
Living in Las Vegas, and being so far away from home, made it difficult for me to see what was really going on with my mom and Wayne, and although I have been extremely concerned for a long time now, I had no grip on the severity of the situation until I arrived here for a Christmas visit. Long story short, my return airline reservations from the Twin Cities to Las Vegas were set for January 5th, and there is no way I could leave my mom and Wayne. My husband and I have made the decision that I stay here in Minnesota to help Wayne care for my mom. She needs me, and loves me being here, and Wayne most definitely needs my help. I am certain that I am doing what I was meant to do, and my husband is behind me all the way.
Anyway, I can't believe what this darned disease can do!!! My poor mom is suffering, and is so terribly frustrated by her memory loss and imaginings. She wakes up in the morning not knowing where or who she is. In fact, she sometimes does not remember my dad, who she was married to for over 35 years, and the love of her life, who died an untimely death at 64 from Diabetes. That, of course, is understandable. But she often does not even recognize Wayne, her husband who she has been married to for 18 years, and who has been here for her every single day. Gosh, it is so tough to see what she is going through.
But I gotta tell you, it is so very gratifying to see the difference it is making since I have been home. And all that matters to me, is making each and every day as happy and comfortable as humanly possible for my mom and Wayne for the rest of their days. They deserve that.
I would love to receive any advice and support any of you out there would like to offer. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you!!

Baby Boomer Diva Hall of Fame

My Boomer website, FIFTY IS, is all about life after 50. It's an upbeat and ultimate destination for the Fifties Generation....our connection to making the next fifty years the best they can be!!!

Yeah, they call me the "Boomer Queen" and I am so very proud to announce my induction into The Baby Boomer DIVA Hall of Fame, which means I am now a DIVA, too! I am very proud to be associated with this amazing group of women!!!
See my links below for some great connections to my new Diva friends...if you're over 50, check out the "best of the best"!!
And for the hottest, grooviest Boomer community on the internet, stop by - you're gonna love it there!!!
See ya there...
The Boomer Queen and Diva

Sunday, December 9, 2007


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No Bah Humbug Shopping!!

Ride your Harley for pleasure only...

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Looking for that PERFECT present for friends and family??
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Shop now and beat the rush at FIFTY IS NIFTY'S Boomer Online Shoppe. The Boomer Queen" offers an upbeat destination at her Baby Boomer website. Shopping is easy and convenient! The work has been done for you!

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Yep, we're Boomer's....we love Christmas and we dig Fifty Is Nifty's One-Stop Online Shoppe!

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So, Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines, and LET'S GO SHOPPING!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Fifty Is Nifty!

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Fifties and Sixties Boomer Generation Online Site and Community with online store, newsletter and updates on information important and of interest to today's Boomers. Check it out and sign up today, yeah, it's free so just enjoy the thing's a Boomer Generation Cruise!
Badda Bing, Badda Boomer!

The new website for THE FIFTIES GENERATION!!

See ya there!

The Boomer Queen


Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Hello to my new friends "Down Under"!!

It all started with my new my space friend, Jan, from Australia. Within 24 hours from when we met, I have hooked up with 5 (plus) new Aussie friends! Not only that, but I have discovered an amazing Aussie musician...Guy Sebastian. Not too many musicians impress me the way Guy has. See his My Space page ~

Thanks, Jan, for turning me on to Guy...and for introducing me to all my new Aussie friends! Guy Sebastian has got some kinda magic going on...I love the energy he creates and want some more of it!!
It seems most of my new my space friends from Australia are Guy Sebastian fans.

I would like to invite you to visit and join my new web community for Boomers. We are the fifties generation and we know all about magic and music. It is my passion to keep that magic going...the best years of our lives are ahead of us!

Here's your link to meeting good friends ~ remembering good times ~ and sharing good things...

Fifty Is Nifty!

See ya there...
Joanie from Las Vegas, USA

See me also on My Space

Monday, August 20, 2007

My Mistake...Your Gain!

Fifty Is Nifty


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An update from FIFTY IS NIFTY...

My mistake is your gain...this old saying rings true ~ thank you to our new Fifty Is Nifty member, mistake is your gain!!

Silly Me!! I failed to realize that "MEMORIES", the eBook I was offering to new members, had a subject matter which only my Christian readers would be interested in....CHRISTMAS!! DUH.....

As a result, I have added 6 ADDITIONAL EBOOKS...FREE to new members, besides the eBook "Memories". Yes, click here to get 7 FREE EBOOKS!!
You are all welcome to download each and every eBook as my apology to you for being so "single-minded"!!

Your choice - OR - download every book listed below:
  1. "Memories" by Fran Watson - A 150-Page PDF eBook all about Christmas Spirit
  2. "70 Of The Most Motivational Quotes You Will Ever Find" by Matthew Roberts - A 9-Page PDF eBook
  3. "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen - The Timeless Classic...a 28-Page PDF eBook!
  4. "101 Romantic Ideas" by Michael Webb - A 35-Page PDF about romance!
  5. "300 Chicken Recipes" - Collection of 300 Chicken Recipes! A 151-Page PDF eBook
  6. "Crockpot Recipes" - Collection of 470 Recipes for the Crockpot! A 480-Page PDF ebook
  7. "Summer Party Cooking" - Grilling Recipes, Salads, Salsas and Dips! A Delightful 73-Page PDF eBook
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Boomers, Beatles, Magic and Christmas!

Introducing Fifty Is Nifty!

We are a new web community with a refreshing outlook about life after 50!
It's groovy and it's upbeat.
And it's all about us as we look ahead to another magical 50 years!

This is our Boomer Community ~ our connection to making the rest of our lives the best they can be. Fresh ideas and resources will show us how we can play more and pay less.
Exciting input from many sources will provide the information and opportunities to enlighten our futures. Meet good friends. Remember good times. Share good things. Celebrate life after 50 with us! We are the ultimate connection to opportunities and enrichment!

JOIN US FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES AHEAD...The New Boomer Online Community!


Christmas is quickly approaching, so take advantage of the FREE eBook being offered by Fifty Is Nifty just for signing as a member of our website mailing list!

It's called "Memories" - an enchanting 150-page PDF eBook all about Christmas. It is a view of the way Christmas used to be when we Boomers were growing up, back when Christmas had a special meaning. It features wonderful graphics and features that will revive that special spirit of Christmas we all have loving memories of.

Click here to share the magic and get your own copy of this fascinating eBook - FREE GIFT

BOOMERS...Do all your Christmas Shopping online!
Go to and click on The Boomer Online Shoppe

The links on this site have been carefully researched, and qualify as worthy and relevant to appear on "The Boomer One-Stop Online Shoppe"!

We are over 50, and we prefer the convenience of shopping online for products we like, from reliable sources, and at an affordable price. You will love all the unique ideas for Christmas presents!

Now you do not have to shop 'til you drop...ENJOY your shopping experience on Fifty Is Nifty!

Our Boomer Community has been busy!
See the newest features added to Fifty Is Nifty...

FINE FRAGRANCES ~ A new Boomer Beauty Buzz webpage all about Fragrance!

UNDERLYING NOTES ~ After networking sparked our friendship on My Space, I am delighted to introduce Eva Pasco and her upcoming novel, Underlying Notes, to the Fifty Is Nifty Community!
See Eva's My Space page - (and be sure to check out her blogs, especially the latest one, entitled "Fifty Is Nifty")! Eva invites you all to add your name to her "friends list"...Eva Pasco - My Space

This new web community is a constant work in progress!
New features are being added every day, with many plans for great new website destinations in the works.


See The "Boomer Beauty Buzz Corner"...

Go to
Fifty Is and click on Boomer Beauty Buzz
Then click on
Skincare ~ Makeup ~ Fine Fragrances to see specific information and products on each of these Boomer Beauty Buzz categories.

Our focus is on creating a special destination for Boomers, providing the tools to make the next fifty years the best they can be. The best years of our lives are ahead ~ and this is your ultimate connection to opportunities and enrichment. Join us for a magical journey!

The New Boomer Online Community!