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Where I'm giving Today to Honor our Veterans

Where I'm giving Today to Honor our Veterans

Here is one charity worth your time and money. #GivingTuesday

Memory Loss is Normal for Older Adults (FALSE) … so WHY get tested?

Memory Loss is Normal for Older Adults (FALSE) … so WHY get tested?

Getting tested for memory issues can lead to a host of benefits, including the return of your memory.

What I Wish I Knew When Dementia was Diagnosed: Find Joy in the Journey (#3)

What I Wish I Knew When Dementia was Diagnosed: Find Joy in the Journey (#3)

Take time to enjoy your loved ones not just care for them

Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

The Annals of Internal Medicine reported on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability: An Emerging Public Health Issue back in 2015. They define “AAFV as a pattern of financial behavior that places an older adult at substantial risk for a considerable loss of resources, such that dramatic changes in quality of life would result, and that is inconsistent with previous […]

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

For those of us caring for loved ones with dementia, we are often fighting a battle to honor their wishes and ensure the best life they can lead. My mother started joking about how we should take her out in my early 20s. I lived near my parents and saw them two and three times […]

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.