Early Stages

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

Sometimes, it might make more sense to bring in help at home than move into a retirement community.

The Cost of Aging in Place: Peace of Mind

The Cost of Aging in Place: Peace of Mind

Most older adults want to age in place but that often challenges the peace of mind of the adult children.

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