Tag Archive | conversation

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

We avoid this conversation, but I know the guilt caregivers feel when they aren’t sure if they are doing the right thing for their loved ones. It’s time for us to start having the discussion about end of life wishes since 9 out of 10 American’s will need someone to speak on our behalf before […]

Better Conversations with a Parent who has Dementia / Alzheimer’s

When people first meet me, they would describe me somewhere between quiet and aloof. I’m not sure if this is just part of my personality profile or became part of me because we moved around so much when I was younger that I learned my best friends developed with time. I have found in the […]

Understanding the life of someone suffering from dementia

Understanding the life of someone suffering from dementia

When I started blogging,  one of my first readers was Kate Swaffer. She is diagnosed with early on-set dementia. I have an appetite for questions — it’s one of the best ways I learn. I proposed to her that we launch a joint blog where we have a conversation. I will ask her many of […]