Early Stages

Use It or Lose It Applies to your Memory Too

Use It or Lose It Applies to your Memory Too

Memory loss is not a normal consequence of aging. Use It or Lose It.

Just because I’m having trouble with my short-term memory doesn’t make it OK to exclude me from discussions about me

Just because I’m having trouble with my short-term memory doesn’t make it OK to exclude me from discussions about me

Don’t discount your loved ones ability.

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

What I Wish I Knew When Dementia Was Diagnosed: The role of Palliative & Hospice Care (#2)

What I Wish I Knew When Dementia Was Diagnosed: The role of Palliative & Hospice Care (#2)

Hospice and palliative care offer comfort and they can serve someone diagnosed with dementia.

Learn How to Advocate for your Medical Needs – Healthy Habit #20

Learn How to Advocate for your Medical Needs – Healthy Habit #20

The days of the family doctor are gone. Most doctors are crushed for time as they try to address your needs in what feels like a shrinking time window. The average time physicians are spending with patients is less than 24 minutes. According to The┬áMedscape Physician Compensation Report 2017. Thirty percent of physicians spend 17 […]

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

The speed at which my Mom could bring me into her anxiety was one of the most alarming shifts in our familiar dynamic. Growing up my Mom was the calm, low-key fixer. In the military life in which I was raised with a Dad that was often gone, Mom ran the household and raised four […]

Difficult People and Dementia

Difficult People and Dementia

When I hear the statistics about older adults living with dementia, I immediately dismiss them because I believe they are just too low. I know there are many people living with dementia that were never diagnosed and so they have never been counted. I understand why families choose not to pursue testing. However, I also […]