12 06, 2020

What I Want You to Know: Excerpts from the Mind of Alzheimer’s

I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago.  It was the scariest day of my life.  Well, until it wasn’t.  Then the scariest day of my life was the day I couldn’t remember the name of my hair stylist, [...]

9 05, 2020

Mothering

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day we take extra time or effort to honor the mothers in our lives. In the U.K. and Ireland, Mother’s Day is called “Mothering Sunday”. I love this because there are so many different [...]

15 04, 2020

The World is Still Waiting for Easter: Memory Care in a Pandemic

Easter may have come and gone, but the meaning of Easter - the resurrection of death, of old ideas, of harmful habits, of new life - well, it feels like we’re still waiting. The world is in a holding pattern. [...]

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 [...]

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