It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

To tabloids and exploitative magazines

September 26, 2019
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We have not seen the book, so can’t and won’t comment on any specifics. What I will say is that Rick and Demi were married a long time ago when both of their lives were very different. In the time since, they have both moved on to their own paths. Rick is, like too many others, struggling with the horrors of Alzheimer’s. Our thoughts and efforts are focused on his care. Before the disease progressed he did write his story, and at some point that will be shared in his own book. We see this as his, much as I’m sure Demi sees her book as her own.

Freddy’s performances – Acoustic Highball ~ September 04, 2010 & March 31, 2012

September 23, 2019
schyjer

 

Thanks for coming out to Acoustic Highball last night. It was a pleasure meeting you. Your husband is such a wonderful talent.

Thank you for helping me out on mixing in Dennis’ vocals as well.

Take care!

Joe

ACOUSTIC HIGHBALL

09/05/2010 6:51 am

Renee, thank you for sharing your husband with us at Acoustic Highball. I hope you and Freddy had a great time. It was very nice talking to you!

Joe

ACOUSTIC HIGHBALL

04/01/2012 9:37 am

I am not sure if you ever saw this video of Freddy’s performance with Acoustic Highball. It still gets viewed often and he was in strong form.

https://youtu.be/KbyV0Pf-vLQ

Renee, I remember the love you showed Freddy at our show. You were kind to share him with us…and I count him among the highlights I have of that time.

I pray for your heart to be filled with hope and love as you share your lives together!

Joe Servia

09/19/2019 6:59 pm

Walk Day Details

September 18, 2019
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Event Information

Time:
Registration at 9:00 am
Ceremony at 10:00 am
Walk at 10:30 am

Route Length: 2 miles

Location:
Tongva Park
1615 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Contact:
Brian Welch | 323-486-2821 | bwelch@alz.org

General Information

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

Event Specifics

Registration opens – 9 am
Opening Ceremonies – 10 am
Walk Start – 10:30 am
Closing Ceremonies – 11:30 am

Directions to Tongva Park

Via the 10 Fwy Westbound

I-10 Fwy WEST, EXIT at 4th Street
Turn RIGHT onto 4th Street
Turn LEFT on Broadway Blvd.
Turn LEFT on 2nd Street
Continue onto Main Street

 Via 405 Fwy Southbound

I-405 Fwy SOUTH
Merge onto I-10 Fwy WEST
Turn RIGHT onto 4th Street
Turn LEFT on Broadway Blvd.
Turn LEFT on 2nd Street
Continue onto Main Street

Parking

Parking is available at various structures and streets around Tongva Park. The closest structures are Civic Lot and Structure 8 Public Parking. More information on those structures is below. For other parking options in Downtown Santa Monica visit the ParkMe website or download the ParkMe App. For participants requiring assistance there will be a drop off zone on Main Street in front of Tongva Park.

Civic Lot: Located on Main Street and 4th Street, Civic Lot is open 24 hours and charges a flat rate of $5 on Sunday. For more information about Civic Lot click here.

Structure 8 Public Parking: Located on Colorado Avenue and 2nd Street, Structure 8 is a short walk from Tongva Park. Lot is open 24 hours, is free from 8AM-11AM on Sunday and charges $1.25 for the first two hours thereafter, and $1.85 for each additional 30 minutes. For more information about Structure 8 click here.

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Brian Welch
Phone: 323-486-2821
Email: bwelch@alz.org

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

September 16, 2019
schyjer

 

Hi Frederick,

 

This email is to let you know that your song entry, “All The Same To Me” written by Frederick George Moore, which was entered into the Lyrics Only category, has officially been reviewed by the 2019 ISC Listening Committee. You are still in the running and there were no problems with your entry.

 

Please be aware that if you have entered multiple songs or the same song into multiple categories, you will receive a separate notification for each one. These may also come at different times as the competition progresses, so do not be alarmed if you don’t receive all of your confirmations at once.

 

Thank you for your participation, and we wish you all the best in your musical endeavors. We will announce our official Semi-Finalists in February 2020, Finalists in March 2020, and Winners in April 2020.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding ISC 2019.

 

Sincerely,

 

ISC Support

International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

3940 Gallatin Pike

Nashville, TN 37216

(615) 251-4441

www.songwritingcompetition.com

 

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Rick’s saying “I’m Happy”

September 9, 2019
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Rick is happy and when he’s happy I’m happy. We went to the beach with my sisters and friends and he loves listening to music and hanging out with us. He likes to be social now. It’s interesting because they say that socializing is the best thing to stave off Alzheimer’s. Maybe his wouldn’t have been so bad if he had enjoyed socializing more before he got the disease. Oh well, we socialize a lot now. As I said he comes to the beach. We went to a coworker’s wedding last night and we both enjoyed it. It was fun!

He cleans up nice too!

Today he went on an excursion with the gang at Silverado! They went on a harbor cruise, had lunch and spent the day out! I can’t wait to hear about it from the staff when I pick him up at the end of the day.

I will post a pic of that if they share one with me!

Love,

Renee

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Westside CA 09-22-19

August 26, 2019
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Sunday, September 22, 2019 I am participating in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s  Westside 

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s web page to learn more about the walk.

it’s in Santa Monica and it’s 2 miles.

I do not want any donations to team Freddy Moore. I just would like to invite you to come and walk with us.

 

 

 

 

Age is just a number

August 19, 2019
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Going to a restaurant with someone with Alzheimer’s is a bit like going out with a toddler. They don’t make conversation and they play with all the stuff on the table. Rick loves to put his water glass right on the edge of the table so that it’s likely to spill. He does this at home as well. My worry is that the knife will be used instead of the fork. It’s a bit lonely and I’m a bit nervous when we go out. Rick laughs at other people’s conversations sitting near us even if they are speaking in another language.

Today he put his shoes on the wrong feet and I corrected them. At the restaurant he was uncomfortable sitting on the bench opposite me but he gets mad when I tell him to fix the pillow behind him. I ended up sitting on the same side as him, fixing the pillow, cutting his pizza into bites and helping him eat the Caesar salad. Someone with Alzheimer’s doesn’t remember how to fork their food or stab it. No matter what he’s eating he lifts it onto the fork; salad and pizza and blueberries are a problem.

It worked out for me to sit next to him because we could eat together and be snugly. We enjoyed our lunch and had a good time.

For some reason our age difference is very obvious lately. No matter where we go people assume that he’s my father. The age difference didn’t really come up before. I guess because I’m helping him or taking care of him it appears that way. When I was 17 and Rick was 34 it just didn’t seem like a big deal. My friends thought that it was gross. I guess I would think it was gross now that I am an adult. Rick was younger than his real age. I was used to being around people 17 years older than me. I was a surprise to my parents. My mother had me when she was 42 and in 1967 that wasn’t the norm. At first the doctors thought that she had a tumor in her stomach, but it turned out to be me (I’m not a tumor imagine Arnold’s voice). I remember when they would tell the story; the doctor called, my mom answered the black old fashioned rotary phone on the wall in the kitchen and when he said it “it’s not a tumor, it’s a baby,” she fainted.

It’s weird that the distance in our ages seems larger now. I guess that I am an old soul but I still love cartoons and to act silly. Rick was a late bloomer. He didn’t even get his driver’s license until he was 25. So we both have our quirks, but we fit.

 

 

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