Won’t Accept Help

Is Mom or Dad Safe at Home?

Is Mom or Dad Safe at Home?

I had two parents that were living at home, but my siblings and I worried for their safety. We weren’t as worried about falls in the home, but were more concerned over fraud after a predatory home repair company got them to sign an agreement for a gutter repair to the tune of $5,200. We […]

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

9. Don’t assume they can’t answer for themselves.

9. Don’t assume they can’t answer for themselves.

Give the person with dementia the opportunity to answer questions

3. Don’t correct or challenge trivial things.

3. Don’t correct or challenge trivial things.

Correcting my mom’s memory who had dementia only made her more anxious.

1. Don’t tell someone diagnosed with dementia they are wrong.

1. Don’t tell someone diagnosed with dementia they are wrong.

Pointing out someone diagnosed with dementia is wrong is usually unhelpful.