Tag Archives: alzheimers

Finding the Right Assisted Living Situation For A Family Member

I’m honored to share some advice from my experience with you, and with Seniorly’s readers. Click on the purple link below and read on. Tryn Rose Seley, Author, “15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both … Continue reading

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A Creative Life Puts Alzheimer’s Behind Us

As the new year unfolds, and continually, I am committed to promoting music, storytelling, and art-creating as “the cure” for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It’s the path I have chosen to walk. This path bears fruit for the ones I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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

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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

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How to Celebrate Holidays, and Create Them Every Day

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

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