Tag Archives: dementia

Care for the Caregiver

I read so much on the world-wide web about self-care while caregiving. You deserve care, for sure. I don’t believe in saying, “Take a break, take a bath, have a walk with a friend, make sure you care for yourself…” … Continue reading

Posted in This is the Beginning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From Arizona to You-A Story about Caring

This morning, my husband found a hummingbird, lying on the ground, freezing. It might have had a fight with another territorial hummer, or it might have run into our window near the feeder. First, he picked it up with gloves, … Continue reading

Posted in This is the Beginning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Celebrate Holidays, and Create Them Every Day

Happy Holidays   Be gentle with yourself and your expectations around holidays, which are challenging for anyone, particularly those with Alzheimer’s. Plan with care, enjoy your family and friends, and adjust the schedule to suit a person’s energy. Here are … Continue reading

Posted in This is the Beginning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

eBook: 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders

                  You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win – no matter the outcome. ~Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams This guide empowers you to know … Continue reading

Posted in This is the Beginning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sundowning

What is Sundowning? If you have heard someone say, “They’re a sundowner,”or talk about “sundowner syndrome,” this means the person with dementia is prone to a state of stress that can come over them, often in the early afternoon or … Continue reading

Posted in This is the Beginning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments