18 03, 2020

Memory Care in a Pandemic

What a strange world we are living in right now. People are stocking up on toilet paper and bottled water. Hospitals are overrun. Businesses are closed. Families are staying in their homes or venturing out for walks in remote places. [...]

13 02, 2020

The Family Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is known as a family disease, because the stress of watching a loved one slowly decline is torturous for everyone involved.  Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a full-time job, and requires a lot of physical, mental, [...]

14 01, 2020

A Blessing for the New Year

It is a brand new year. January ushers in cold nights, short days, new books, and lofty goals.  With the beginning of a new decade, we tend to look back on the lives we’ve led and measure them according to [...]

16 12, 2019

Traversing the Holiday Season with Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s that time of year. It’s the time of year when snow is falling, or palm trees are swaying, depending on where you live. It’s the time of year when lights twinkle and families gather and ovens are baking all [...]

14 11, 2019

13 Tips for Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a full-time job, and requires a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy.  Alzheimer’s Disease is known as a family disease, because the stress of watching a loved one slowly decline is painful for [...]

10 10, 2019

What a Memory Holds

Those of us with working, intact memories often take for granted what a gift memory is. We don’t spend time to think through all the details of life that would be lost forever if not for this magical part of [...]

14 09, 2019

5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Assisted Living Home for Fall

For a lot of people, September signals another “start of year”. It’s a good month (along with January) for setting goals, forming new habits, or getting rid of old habits. It’s a time to clear the slate, begin again, hunker [...]

13 08, 2019

10 Ways to Help a Loved One Move into an Assisted Living Home

When a loved one has to move into an assisted living residence, it’s hard on everyone involved.  It can be confusing or frustrating to the person moving in, and it can be heartbreaking to be the one bringing your loved [...]

14 07, 2019

Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Have the Final Say

Someone once told me that to experience the beauty and goodness in the world around us, we have to get outside more.  We have to step out of the daily grind of our work and our homes, step away from [...]

5 06, 2019

12 Ways to Safeguard Your Home for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Preparing your home for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can seem difficult and overwhelming.  Most families like to keep their loved ones at home as long as possible, to give them a sense of familiarity and safety. [...]

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