My Siblings

What to do if my siblings won’t help?

What to do if my siblings won’t help?

Some options to help your parents if your siblings bail.

Decisional Capacity and Dementia

Decisional Capacity and Dementia

Even after a diagnosis of dementia, your loved one may still be able to make informed decisions about their estate plans.

I’m Overwhelmed and my Siblings Are Not Helping

I’m Overwhelmed and my Siblings Are Not Helping

Your siblings might not see what you see and the best place to start is with the assumption that you all want to do what is best for your parent(s).

You are still their child, even at 60!

You are still their child, even at 60!

I have the chance to meet and talk to a lot of adult children who are caring for loved ones with dementia. At a recent “Caregiver Academy” talk, I shared some of the major roadblocks I faced when trying to help my parents. I usually get a few open guffaws from other adult children facing […]

Caregiving or Enabling?

Caregiving or Enabling?

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

Dreaming of Mom

Dreaming of Mom

I was so happy when I woke up from a dream where mom didn’t have dementia. They started after mom died, and I hadn’t realized that for the last few years of mom’s life, she always had dementia in my dreams. For the first time since mom passed away, I had a dream about her […]

6. Don’t talk about someone with dementia in front of them like they don’t exist.

6. Don’t talk about someone with dementia in front of them like they don’t exist.

You still won’t like someone talking about you like you don’t exist IF you are diagnosed with dementia.