Early Stages

Navigating the Early Stages of Dementia

Navigating the Early Stages of Dementia

I feel that the early phases of dementia bring some of the hardest things to navigate. Things get lost, misplaced, or hidden really well, and it can be incredibly frustrating as well as humiliating to the person who is missing their phone, keys, purse, or wallet. With no short-term memory, it’s hard to rely on […]

Decisional Capacity and Short Term Memory Loss

Decisional Capacity and Short Term Memory Loss

Individuals with mild cognitive impairment can often still make solid decisions.

Caregiving or Enabling?

Caregiving or Enabling?

Is it possible that helping a loved one might actual be helping them maintain an unsafe living situation?

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.

VR Allowing Those with Dementia to Escape It’s Grip … If even only temporarily.

VR Allowing Those with Dementia to Escape It’s Grip … If even only temporarily.

Virtual Reality is Bringing Joy to Those with Dementia

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

When is it the right time to suggest giving up the car keys?

9. Don’t assume they can’t answer for themselves.

9. Don’t assume they can’t answer for themselves.

Give the person with dementia the opportunity to answer questions