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    One a recent visit, my nephew told me he deliberately forces himself to stop and be keenly aware of time, place, sights, smells, colors and emotions during special moments, especially when with his wife and sons. Life is always moving forward, and the joys of the current moment will bring hi…

      It is a brave first step to boldly state to your physician, "I am worried about increasing confusion. I want help." Trust me when I say, the earlier the better.

        I recently had the honor of being the guest host for an Alzheimer's support group. As always, I received more than I gave. I felt awe at the diverse group of people providing care for someone they love. Awe for the wisdom they have acquired and chose to share with a diverse group of caregivers.

          After years of caregiving and much urging from his family, a husband acquiesced to "trying" assisted living for his wife with Alzheimer's. Previously he insisted it was his responsibility to care for her, no matter the strain on his health, nor her apparent unhappiness and lack of basic hygiene.

            For the past 10 years or more, the breakthrough that's been longed for is an ability to intervene in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, long before any signs show up in the brain or memory loss occurs. Of course, the best breakthrough would be a barrier to the disease entirely.

            Clinics are shutting down abortion services in Texas after the Supreme Court in the nation's second-largest state blocked an order that briefly allowed the procedure to resume in some cases. It's the latest development in legal scrambles taking place across the country following the reversal of reversal of Roe v. Wade. The Friday night ruling stopped a three-day-old order allowing abortions to resume up to six weeks into pregnancy. On Saturday, the American Civil Liberties Union said it doubted that any abortions were now being provided in the state. One provider, Whole Woman’s Health, says the ruling forced it to stop offering the procedure in its four Texas clinics.

            Egyptian authorities have closed off a stretch of the country's Red Sea coastline, a day after a shark attack killed an Austrian woman swimming near the resort of Hurghada. The closure is to last three days, starting on Saturday. That's according to a document from the local governor's office shared with The Associated Press. The 68-year-old woman lost a leg and an arm in the shark attack and died shortly after she was brought to the private Nile Hospital in Hurghada on Friday. A health official says attempts by medical staff to resuscitate her failed. Shark attacks have been relatively rare in Egypt’s Red Sea coastal region in recent years.

            The Hard Rock casino has reached agreement with Atlantic City’s main casino workers union, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend. Local 54 of the Unite Here union said it reached a tentative agreement with Hard Rock, avoiding a strike that had been threatened for 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Combined with agreements reached Thursday with the Borgata, Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana, Hard Rock’s deal leaves only two smaller casinos, Resorts and the Golden Nugget, without a contract. But the union says it expects both of them to agree to one in the coming days.

            Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics and other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies. The company behind the internet’s dominant internet search engine and Android phone software outlined the new privacy protections in a Friday blog post. Other places Google plans to erase from location histories include counseling centers and fertility centers. The move is made as Google and other Big Tech companies face escalating pressure to safeguard the sensitive personal information collected through their products.

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            TikTok snack boards always look as impressive as they do delicious, but we are loving the attention tod detail on this red, white, and blue board from @jess_grant. It’s the tiny cheese stars that set it apart.

            Want a healthy snack both the adults and kids at the 4th of July party will love? Try these cute watermelon and blueberry fruit sparklers like @macy.blackwell.

            Want a tasty summer salad that will bring something healthy to the table. Try this red, white, and blue summer salad from @themenumaid.

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