Early Stages

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 […]

Little Proof that Supplements Improve Brain Health

Little Proof that Supplements Improve Brain Health

There are some ways you can improve brain health, but for now, they don’t come in pill form.

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.

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.

Simple Steps to Safe Guard a Loved Ones Finances

Simple Steps to Safe Guard a Loved Ones Finances

A few ways to lock down a loved ones finances.

Brain changes make ALL older adults vulnerable to fraud

Brain changes make ALL older adults vulnerable to fraud

Turns out our aging brains ends up trusting more people than we should.