assisted living

How often should I visit?

How often should I visit?

It is tough to know how often you should visit a loved one with dementia. Only you know what is right.

My Ten Big Dementia Don’ts

Ten simple rules to be a better care partner to someone you love.

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

The three major phases of my caregiving journey included fighting to be the caregiver, learning what that job means, and the weight of that responsibility.

Letting Nature Take Its Course

Letting Nature Take Its Course

How to navigate difficult choices when it comes to end-of-life care.

Adjusting Hope When The Options Are Bleak

Adjusting Hope When The Options Are Bleak

When the doctor confirmed mom’s hip was broken, she gave me two options. No surgery, or surgery, but we would have to remove the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order in place. Mom has been using a walker while assisted and in a wheelchair for months. She wasn’t interested in working to walk again so the […]

Are Angry Outbursts Normal with Dementia?

Are Angry Outbursts Normal with Dementia?

Very early in my journey into life with a parent who has dementia, I read that “meeting one person with dementia, is like meeting one person with dementia.” We all want rules to follow, guides to help us know how to help our loved ones, and simple answers. That just isn’t possible given all the […]

Pop-Pop would be proud

Pop-Pop would be proud

The moments of clarity sometimes remind you of how much you have lost.