Tag Archive | Dementia

Gaining Mom's trust.

Gaining Mom's trust.

It took time for me and my Mom to learn how to work together.

What you Should Know if Dementia is in your DNA

What you Should Know if Dementia is in your DNA

Exercise has a powerful impact for those living with dementia as well as those who maybe predisposted to it.

End-of-Life Directives and Dementia

End-of-Life Directives and Dementia

When it comes to end of life directives, you might not get what you want if you have been diagnosed with dementia.

Making the Best Choice Medically for Mom & Dad

Making the Best Choice Medically for Mom & Dad

Making the right choice for a loved ones care can be difficult if we are thinking only with our hearts.

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

The speed at which my Mom could bring me into her anxiety was one of the most alarming shifts in our familiar dynamic. Growing up my Mom was the calm, low-key fixer. In the military life in which I was raised with a Dad that was often gone, Mom ran the household and raised four […]

Difficult People and Dementia

Difficult People and Dementia

When I hear the statistics about older adults living with dementia, I immediately dismiss them because I believe they are just too low. I know there are many people living with dementia that were never diagnosed and so they have never been counted. I understand why families choose not to pursue testing. However, I also […]

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.