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Thread: Did you watch NCIS last night?

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    Bob Newhart played Ducky's predecessor. He was suffering from a form of dementia and the agents made a slide show about his life to help him remember the people in his past.

    Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing to do for loved ones that are developing signs of that disease? Only print the pictures and names off and make a quilt for them? Pictures that said, "My daughter, Janie" or "My husband, Don" or even "My dog, Jasper."

    That's what I was thinking about while I watched the show and just thought I'd share.

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    I think that is a great idea. A real memory quilt.

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    My dad is in a home for severe dementia and we made him a scrap book with all of us kids, the grands, old friends, even many of mom, especially when they were younger. Many of the pics were of us when we were younger as that is how he seems to remember us. When we go to visit he always has that book out for us to look at with him. BTW, he is 98 and has had a full rich life. He was at one time the oldest, still licensed pilot in his home state.

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    there is a performer/participant from the minnesota renaissance festival who is having extremely rapid memory loss, and he is a young man--possibly in his early 40s. the group has started a face page for him and his family, with photos, quotes, stories, etc. for him--much like the NCIS crew did. i think it is one of the nicest and best efforts i've ever seen. and the quilt idea would be wonderful--both memories, and something tangible to go with them--comfort that can be held and touched.
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Bob Newhart played Ducky's predecessor. He was suffering from a form of dementia and the agents made a slide show about his life to help him remember the people in his past.

    Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing to do for loved ones that are developing signs of that disease? Only print the pictures and names off and make a quilt for them? Pictures that said, "My daughter, Janie" or "My husband, Don" or even "My dog, Jasper."

    That's what I was thinking about while I watched the show and just thought I'd share.

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    I thought it was a great idea, too. I thought Bob Newhart did a GREAT job acting (I sure hope it wasn't HIM!). I miss seeing him on tv! It was a sad but good show.

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    It was sad but I'm glad these shows use their popularity to showcase these issues. Some TV is so stupid there is nothing to gain from watching.

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    I just saw this show for the very first time this week, catching reruns on USA...watched the new episode last night and it made me cry!

    SO far I love the show, and am looking forward to catching up!

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    I do NOT miss this show! It is my Tuesday night date!
    I thought the episode was exceptional. Bob Newhart is one of the best actors around, and I have truly missed his dry sense of humor. I tape the episodes on USA and the marathons and have my own NCIS marathon when I can't sleep. :oops:

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    I am a fanatic about this show! My husband usually has control of the remote - with my blessing! - but even he knows that Tuesday is my night! I was the same way with ER (one of the greatest shows ever) and don't know what I will do if NCIS ever stops!

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    that would be a great thing to do for someone .

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    I only saw the beginning but have it on DVR. I watch the show because Gibbs has the only decent haircut on TV. Old School.

    Love Bob Newhart. My dad told me to be sure to watch it because Bob was on. Bob's never had decent hair but I love him anyway.

    Love the idea of a memory book, quilt or wallhanging.

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    Raptureready, I never miss NCIS on Tuesdays and they have several episodes in a row on Wednesday nights I watch. That would be a great idea to make a memory quilt for someone with dementia. Last January my mom went into a care facility and I got busy and made her a quilt with Hummels on it, because she was a collector of them. She passed away in May, but the night before she passed I was feeding her ice cream to her. She got all emotional and said "I never thought my girls would be taking care of me like this". I told her that was what family was for. I thank God that she had her mind until the very end.

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    I watched it too. And the next one. I did a book with pictures for my mom starting back in 1951 when she married my dad and up thru now. It was one with pictures on one side and a blank page to write on the other and I made notes. I cried when they played the program/pictures for him. My mom will be there soon enough. I love that show. COuld be why one of my kitties was Abbey Gibbs. LOL. I am working on a memory quilt next. I have almost all the pictures transferred to transfer sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I do NOT miss this show! It is my Tuesday night date!
    I thought the episode was exceptional. Bob Newhart is one of the best actors around, and I have truly missed his dry sense of humor. I tape the episodes on USA and the marathons and have my own NCIS marathon when I can't sleep. :oops:
    MaryJane, I am right there with you on this! I am glad to see the popular shows like this are addressing (in their own way) issues that are prevelant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I do NOT miss this show! It is my Tuesday night date!
    I thought the episode was exceptional. Bob Newhart is one of the best actors around, and I have truly missed his dry sense of humor. I tape the episodes on USA and the marathons and have my own NCIS marathon when I can't sleep. :oops:
    wow so do I! watching it now on USA - missed the first 1/2 last night but I am sure will be on again sometime. I think I like it with Ziva better than with Kate. What do you think?

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    NCIS is my most favorite show. I watch it all the time. I like Ziva a lot. Kate was good, but they have been able to develop the character more with Ziva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    I just saw this show for the very first time this week, catching reruns on USA...watched the new episode last night and it made me cry!

    SO far I love the show, and am looking forward to catching up!
    Jennifer, if you have USA network they do a lot of NCIS marathons. The show is great. I would recommend going to your local video rental place and rent them by the season. Start with season 1 and keep on going. They started off good and just keep getting better. My favorite show on television!

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    I really like Ziva. And, boy can she sing! That is one talented actress.

    I think my fav episode is when they went to Africa and rescued Ziva. My heart was in my throat the whole show.

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    Love when there is a NCSI marathon cuz I have a sewing marathan. Dh knows I'm in love with Gibbs. Just love the show.

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    Take your pictures to walmart and make one of those picture quilts. Not sure how its done but my friend received one from her daughter with all the family pictures. It is a beautiful quilt and the color is great. Total washable too.

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    Thank you for expressing such a wonderful idea....yes, a devoted NCIS follower too. Church meetings are on Tuesday nites and Fr John knows to end it when we start rolling our eyes at him. When I read the Mitford series, I felt Bob Newhart as Fr. Tim

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    I love NCIS too....one of my all time favorites! Everyone tells me my hubby he looks like Gibbs...because his hair is almost exactly the same, maybe a little more gray and about 5 years younger. But alas..hubby has a little more tummy...as do many of us! LOL

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    My nephew did that for my sister this past Christmas. He contacted those closest to my sister and asked for past photos as well as current. I asked him how it worked out (there are many miles between us). He said his dad told him, she enjoys looking at it, but doesn't remember anyone in the pictures, including him. Alz. is a horrible disease. You feel as though the person has died, but is still there. I think perhaps the photos, etc. would help in the earlier stages. If things only worked out like t.v.

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    I did see and loved the way they made that for him. I've made memory quilts but I think one would look great layed out the way they did on the screen.

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    What a wonderful idea!! :thumbup:

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