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Named to Top Alzheimer’s Blogs of 2016

Named to Top Alzheimer’s Blogs of 2016

DealingwithDementia.org will continue to work to provide loved ones caring for individuals with dementia insight, guidance, and a descriptive view of the journey. You are not alone.

Kate Swaffer is a terrific teacher, mentor, advocate, and human. She’s good peeps!

Today is Kate Swaffer’s birthday and I couldn’t let it sneak by without sending a shout out to wish her Happy Birthday. She was one of the earliest followers to my blog. She began by sending me comments. For a period of a few months, we worked collaboratively to post to The Dementia Dialogues. I […]

The Loss of Your Mom Will Just Rattle Your Bones

The Loss of Your Mom Will Just Rattle Your Bones

I went to find mom some new shirts that could easily fit over her head. We moved a minimal wardrobe with her to the new community back in January, and now find we need some options because what she has hurts to pull over the large lump on her forehead. She got frustrated by the […]

Dementia, Emotions and Kate Swaffer Rocks

Dementia, Emotions and Kate Swaffer Rocks

One of the constants in my mom’s care has been changing nature of the extra caregivers or personal daily assistants (PDAs) we have put in place. At her old community, we were lucky to have one that lasted more than a year, but we lost her in the move to the new facility. Out of […]

It’s Nice To Be Liked

It’s Nice To Be Liked

August was a doozy – so much for the dog days of summer in my house this year. Early in August, A Journey with Mom  and Ann Anhnemouse both nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  It took me a few days to even get to the blog to write or even respond to comments. Thank […]

Recognizing Dementia: Repeating Conversations

Recognizing Dementia: Repeating Conversations

The belief that memory loss and personality changes are part of the normal aging process needs to be challenged. We may recall stern grandparents, have used the term “senior moment”, or watched as neighbors seem to get more reclusive as they age.  How might we recognize changes in our parents or friends?  I know it […]

An open conversation about dementia: Caregiver to Diagnosed

An open conversation about dementia: Caregiver to Diagnosed

I learn by asking questions. Those who have been in a classroom or worked with me will only reaffirm this statement. I have many questions I would like to ask my parents, but can’t.  Whether its respect or recognition that those I’m posing the question to don’t really understand what’s happening — my need to […]