Tag Archive | stroke

Strokes and Dementia

Strokes and Dementia

The link between strokes and dementia

My mom had a stroke, what do I do?

My mom had a stroke, what do I do?

Over the past month, I have had several friends tell me a parent is having trouble medically and they are unsure of what to do. In the midst of a crisis, having the conversation about how to help often comes across as gloomy, as if you don’t expect them to get better. It’s why I […]

Lurking at the Aging Crossroads

Over the past month, I’ve heard more stories about friends, colleagues and acquaintances being diagnosed with some form on Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer. I was starting to think I’m in the “cancer years.” Then I heard that a dear friend’s sister-in-law had a stroke at the age of 43. So it’s not just […]

Already have a mouth sore?

Some of the bonds you have with family are just plain odd – but they are familiar so you don’t really know how odd until you start to tell other people. I had to preface this story with that statement, because I know this will seem weird, but I’m owning it! My brother and I […]