If You’re Golfing Soon…Heads Up!

Next week, my dad will be starting at a respite program for Alzheimers’ patients. He spent a day there recently as part of the evaluation process. A very nice gentleman befriended him and invited him to play golf one day. Dad was pleased. A good sign, I thought, that he might make a smooth adjustment to the program.

Later, it occured to me that two men, both with Alzheimers’, playing golf, sounded rather…well, let’s call it risky.

I remember reading once about Ronald Reagan, in the early stages of Alzheimers’, continuing to play golf with friends. His friends had to turn him around to tee off in the proper direction.

See? That’s what worries me.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope your dad enjoys golf, and I hope they go out at a less popular time!