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I Get It About Caregiving

When one is a full time caregiver in an acute situation… It’s not important if the forks are all in the right drawer slot. Some spoons spill over. It’s not critical to recycle or use everything efficiently. If there’s one … 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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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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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

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