A Day in the Life of Dementia

When we can’t find the right words …

When we can’t find the right words …

Yesterday was my son’s college graduation. As I drove up, I struggled to shake the feeling of loss that swept over me as I faced another big event without my parents. Since they both battled different forms of dementia, it is a blessing they are no longer on this earth, but how I miss them […]

Lying to the ones we love.

Lying to the ones we love.

I finally learned that my honesty was hurting my Mother with Dementia. Here are two things every family caregiver should know.

Giving Back the Checkbook

Giving Back the Checkbook

A wallet represents many things: empowerment, meaning, purpose. There are simple ways to help your loved one maintain those essential human needs.

How often is a Doctor Available?

As the primary family care partner for my Mom, I was often taking her to a variety of medical appointments. While both of the communities she lived in had visiting doctor’s, they usually were unable to see her in a timely manner or did not have the type of expertise needed. For instance, after a […]

The road is rocky for all the travelers.

The road is rocky for all the travelers.

The journey is tough on everyone. Be kind to yourself. Your loved one is lucky to have you even if every choice isn’t perfect.

Named a Best Alzheimer’s Blog 2019 by Healthline

Named a Best Alzheimer’s Blog 2019 by Healthline

Dealing with Dementia named a best blog for a fourth year in a row by Healthline. Encouraged.

Integrating into a Community is a Common Challenge

Integrating into a Community is a Common Challenge

When should someone move from their home to Assisted Living? No one answer is right for everyone.