February 4, 2018

Speaking to a parent with Alzheimer’s can be a daily struggle. I remember that even though I loved my mom dearly communicating with her at times would make me crazy. It’s essential that you still help your loved one feel respected, valued, and supported since their suf...

December 16, 2017

 

The holidays are very stressful for loved ones suffering from dementia. You see my mother Mary enjoyed the holidays. She would be the person who would come up with great ideas on how to create unique gifts for friends and would teach me to build them for my co-workers...

October 15, 2017

Grief is a natural and normal reaction to loss and change. It affects ALL aspects of ourselves: the physical, emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual aspects. I myself have experienced and still experience these effects of grief still from time to time. I’v...

May 27, 2017

I always wondered why someone with dementia would be violent. I mean if you’re a caregiver for your loved one why would they want to hurt you when you want to help them feel comfortable.

My mother at times would yell at me or be violent towards me. This is scary even th...

April 25, 2017

Putting a Plan together just in case a loved ones wanders away from home. Is necessary for their safety.

April 23, 2017

TGIF Caregivers,
My Mood is well okay. I'm with my mom for a long weekend because she has a doctor’s appointment for her checkup. This also gives and her husband a break. Every time I see her deteriorating from this horrific disease it breaks my heart.

When I go home...

April 20, 2017

This is the second topic in the  Wandering Section of my Dementia and Safety series – 10 Tips on Preventing Wandering of Individuals suffering from Dementia

Since we no longer keep the door unlocked and have the door chirp if opened we no longer have this prob...

April 17, 2017

People with Alzheimer's or any other type of Dementia more likely or not are living in their homes, alone or with a health care provider or family member. This is fine as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer's progresses, a person's abilities change. It’s...

April 7, 2017

I posted this to a FB Group today and it got a lot of attention. It makes you wonder if you would want to know. For me I would kind of accept that I may develop some form of Dementia since both my parents have it. It's sad really, as I get older I get more vested in fi...

April 5, 2017

Well there is a difference folks. Most people use it interchangeably. Even I did when I was younger. I thought of it as a disease that old people get. That is true for the most part but there is such a thing as Early Onset Alzheimer’s. It's an uncommon form of dementia...

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