Tips for Managing Parents with Dementia

When we can’t find the right words …

When we can’t find the right words …

Yesterday was my son’s college graduation. As I drove up, I struggled to shake the feeling of loss that swept over me as I faced another big event without my parents. Since they both battled different forms of dementia, it is a blessing they are no longer on this earth, but how I miss them […]

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.

Giving Back the Checkbook

Giving Back the Checkbook

A wallet represents many things: empowerment, meaning, purpose. There are simple ways to help your loved one maintain those essential human needs.

The road is rocky for all the travelers.

The road is rocky for all the travelers.

The journey is tough on everyone. Be kind to yourself. Your loved one is lucky to have you even if every choice isn’t perfect.

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.

Knowing the type of Dementia Helps Everyone

Knowing the type of Dementia Helps Everyone

Changes in mood, thinking, and memory should be discussed with your primary care physician and diagnosed. It can benefit the individual as well as the care partners.

Working in Tandem as Dementia Progresses

Working in Tandem as Dementia Progresses

Small changes you make can mean a lot for you and your loved ones.