December 30, 2018

I went to visit my mom and stepdad's final resting place on Christmas Day, and it was emotional for me. I mean in a matter of four years I lost everyone in my immediate family. I went through the daunting task of going thru my loved ones things and came across a trunk...

October 21, 2018

Over time the dark days outweigh the good days. Although you want to don’t want to admit it, you feel that you can no longer take on the caregiving responsibility. Placing your loved one who has dementia in a nursing home is never a decision you should take on lightly...

May 21, 2018

If your loved one feels that their value as a human being is not essential, this can stop them from being comfortable during this challenging time suffering from a form of Dementia. Without their dignity, they would feel dehumanized leading them to give up mentally lea...

April 22, 2018

If you have followed my blog www.Thecaregiverdepot.com for a while, you would know that I turned to blogging to ease the stress, depression, and anxiety, that I suffered as a caregiver for my mom who suffered then succumbed from Vascular Dementia. That helped me to kee...

April 8, 2018

The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, and you will most likely have to travel with your loved one. It's important to keep up with your car maintenance. Most people don't realize how vital specific features in your vehicle can assist you with your caregiving task...

January 7, 2018

It was both a blessing and an honor being a caregiver for my mom. I’m an introvert so entertaining myself wasn’t a problem for the most part, however, being a caregiver I felt more isolated than usual. Caring for a loved one who is diagnosis with dementia is difficult....

July 2, 2017

I remember the day as I woke up in North Carolina on that Wednesday morning. It was different from other days my mom's husband stayed in bed later than usual I figured that he was catching some extra minutes of sleep since mom was wandering the weekend before.

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June 9, 2017

This is the final topic in the  Driving and Dementia of my Dementia and Safety series – Planning Ahead.If you or your loved one in the early stages of Alzheimer's, it is never too soon to plan ahead for how you will get around when you can no longer drive. Putting a pl...

May 18, 2017

Having a full-time job and being a part-time caregiver created many obstacles for me. Challenges included me taking a lot of time off from work which historically I don’t do, covering medical expenses since I want to keep my mom home and not in a nursing home for as lo...

May 12, 2017

They say that God doesn't make mistakes. Then why has this Alzheimer’s Disease come and take hold of all that was beautiful and strong from my mother like a thief in the night. Why would this disease take anyone’s loved one for that manner? My father was taken from a c...

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