I started this blog to keep my family and friends up to date on my caregiving journey and primarily to avoid having to tell the same story over and over. I quickly realized it was a great way for me to digest and analyze how I could be a better caregiver. I started to include some practical solutions to common situations.
Today, I work with adults diagnosed with dementia and their families and continue to learn and navigate the caregiving journey.
This year is the fifth year this blog has been named to Healthline’s list of Best Alzheimer’s Blogs. Check out the list of winners and find a host of valuable resources. You don’t have to figure this out on your own. Those of us walking this journey are more than happy to help. Believed.
It’s nice to get recognition. For a fourth year, Healthline has selected Dealing With Dementia one of the Best Alzheimer’s Blogs. I started this blog for many reasons. One was to provide my siblings with insight into the issues I was facing as the only adult child living near my parents. But then it became a way for me to digest what was happening and dissect how I was dealing with it. I have lots of “mea culpa” blog posts. Turns out I finally figured out I learn by doing and I made a lot of mistakes.
Since I’m not one to miss a golden opportunity, I will use this to remind the readers that Alzheimer’s is just one of the five primary types of dementia’s — as shown in the image. It is the most common based on the number of diagnosed cases, but I also know that many individuals are never diagnosed.