January 1, 2020

After a visit home for the holidays you may have some new concerns. Seeing your aging parents in person is different than over the phone. And spending a full week with them may have caused you some concern.

So, Should You Move Mom?

This is a great question. And the truth...

December 1, 2019

When someone you love has dementia the holidays can be more stressful. These 5 Holiday Self Care Tips will help you to stay balanced. And you may even find that you enjoy the holidays again.

Self Care Tip #1- Recognize Your Grief

Yes! You are grieving. You spouse, mom, d...

November 1, 2019

The holidays are approaching. From November through the first of January there will be lots to celebrate. But when the one you love has dementia you may feel a bit apprehensive about the upcoming celebrations. Chaos and dementia can really be a lethal combination.

“Mom...

October 2, 2019

Caregivers who have experienced sundowner syndrome cringe at the word. This is the most difficult time of the day.

Described by Mayo Clinic as:

“The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night. Sundowning...

September 1, 2019

“Mom had been acting a bit strange over the past two weeks. But then h she just came unglued.  Her anxiety was through the roof! And anger does not begin to describe her mood. It was so unlike her. We just did not know what to do. I forced her to go to the doctor. She...

August 2, 2019

As if it weren’t enough that we are saddled with diapers and dishes, now we learn this. Studies confirm that women are at a higher risk of depression and dementia.

And guess what?

Our fluctuating hormones may be to blame. Studies show that about 3% to 5% of women suffer...

July 1, 2019

"I feel so guilty about placing mom in Assisted living with memory care. She never wanted this to happen. In fact, years ago she made me promise not to ever do this to her! "

"Yet here we are!"

"But  I simply could no longer do this alone. I tried having home care come i...

June 1, 2019

Trying to calm dementia outbursts is an art and a skill. Anxiety and agitation are common symptoms that someone with dementia may experience. And if you are a family member caring for someone with dementia you may not know what to do. This in turn may cause you to beco...