Category Archives: This is the Beginning

Music Music Music

Music is something we all can ‘resonate with.’ When I’ve done Musical Instrument Museum tours, I always ask for a show of hands: “Who plays a musical instrument?” and “Who likes to listen to music?” All hands go up. This … Continue reading

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Time for Three – Amazing Quartet

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Returning to Solid Ground – Personalizing Care – An Interview with Tryn Rose Seley

In 2012, Tryn Rose Seley published a beautiful book titled “15 Minutes of Fame.” This little gem takes a look at personalizing dementia care and improving life’s experience for those who have trouble remembering. Creating moments of joy each day … Continue reading

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Christmas from Bed

So Christmas for me in 2014 was spent mostly in bed; I had a bout of salmonella, not fun at all. I didn’t get to put up most decorations (this is a photo of a Christmas past). I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Spiritual Book For Caregivers

I am writing a spiritual book for caregivers. Here’s a glimpse. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 “Divine Providence does not regard that which is brief and transient, and … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What is it?

As a full time caregiver, I didn’t always know what caused dementia for the people I cared for. I just cared for them. Dementia symptoms of confusion, disorientation, and the inability to function in daily routines of living and working … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Resource: Special Offer

I am grateful for Amelia Schafer and her stellar work at the Alzheimer’s Association: Colorado Chapter. She is a thoughtful and caring teacher, program developer and director, and a mentor and friend. If you are an Alzheimer’s Association Program Director, … Continue reading

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Exercise Now, I Don’t Mind How

I just took me a walk. A walk that included rolling a water bottle back and forth between my hands and arms, giving me a wider stretch and a higher heart rate, admiring the birds, flowers and bunnies, singing my … Continue reading

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Hospice Care: Good or Not So Good?

Truth is, with the elder needs of our culture growing by leaps and bounds, there will always be a need for hospice care, and I’ve seen some of the best care provided by skillful, intelligent, patient, kind men and women. … Continue reading

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Touching the Sky from Solid Ground | Dementia Services Development Centre l DSDC, Stirling

Touching the Sky from Solid Ground | Dementia Services Development Centre l DSDC, Stirling. Review of “15 Minutes of Fame” by Dr Tom Christie. Read, and connect with his supportive and valuable resources at this link.

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