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Major Mom brag

violynn

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Oldest just successfully defended her dissertation and is now a Doctor of Science in the field of Psychology.  She researches visual pathways in the brain of the older folk in hopes of helping with dementia.  Could not be prouder!!!

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iweartanktops

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Congratulations, Oldest! That's a major accomplishment! Sounds like the year is starting off well for you ladies! 

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violynn

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I am just SO proud of all her accomplishments!  And heck yeah, I am *loving* what 2016 has shown us so far!  Still have a wedding to look forward to as well. :)

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Karma

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Your family has turned a corner, the road ahead looks good.  Congratulations :) 

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violynn

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1 hour ago, Karma said:

Your family has turned a corner, the road ahead looks good.  Congratulations :) 

Having Karma tell me things are on the upswing is more comforting than I can express. ;)

Thank you, everyone.  I will pass on all the congrats to Oldest when she comes down from the cloud she's floating on atm!

 

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Grimalkin

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       A heartfelt congratulations! What a wonderful calling. My mom has dementia and we took care of my great uncle during the last few months of his life. He had Alzheimer's. I have ADD and feel like I have dementia some days. We need people like her!!!!!

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sawasdee

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You have raised some family! Congrats to your daughter - AND to you!

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violynn

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@Grimalkin, I am grateful she's working in this field because dementia is prevalent on my maternal family side, and some studies have connected brain injury with dementia.  

@sawasdee thank you!!!

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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That is so amazing! Wow! My uncle with dementia died recently. It's so good to know that people like your daughter are researching older folks' brains. I'm glad we don't just write people off as "senile--what do you expect at that age?" anymore.

You all must be so thrilled!

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violynn

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Thank you so much, @WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?!  We are very thrilled.  She gave up so much to achieve this, and we've missed her terribly while she's been at grad school.  Her research is fascinating to hear about and they've made real strides in the field.

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