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Back from my trip to Naples Florida February 25, 2007

Posted by John in Technology.

Spent the past week in Naples Florida visiting my Dad and Mom.  I took the entire family to see my parents and to mainly support my dad who recently had the tough decision to have my mom live in an alzheimer’s home.  Alzheimer’s is a terrible illness.  It was good to have the family there to support my dad. 

The weather was good played lots of golf  and had a few nice days at the beach.  My son Alec played his first round of golf



1. william winthorpe - April 2, 2007

Hi John, My family has been faced with the exact situation, i live in naples also by the way. I would like to shed light about a very popular computer program which is backed by fortune 500 companies such as intel, dell, and Apple Inc. It is called Folding@home. You can find out about it here http://folding.stanford.edu/about.html. Basically it is a distributed computer client program that simulates the folding of protein structures to find out why proteins miss fold , such as the case with human proteins related to Alzheimer’s. I wanted to share this with you because i know how it is to have a parent with Alzheimer’s and realizing that there really is no solution as of yet. Knowing that with every simulated protein i fold on my computer i am helping to discover new possibilities and insight into this disease… that makes me feel like i am really doing everything i possibly can for my dad, and i will keep folding in memory of him.

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3. Izrul - August 7, 2007

Hang in there John. Wishing your mom a good health.

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