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...

May 6, 2018

I know some of you are giving me a side-eye, and you may not think that's true but you can find joy in caregiving. I needed to do this not just for my mom but for my sanity. As a full-time employee, I was already stressed out as it is. I drove five hours to North Carol...

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...

February 9, 2018

Caregivers, you know how it is right? As your loved one’s dementia progresses, it becomes increasingly more difficult to communicate with them. It’s downright painful. You are probably dealing with the conversations going in circles like a merry go round, and it makes...

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...

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...

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