alzheimer’s

August 2, 2018

Caregivers: Living With the Parents I’m Losing to Alzheimer’s

In 2010, Elizabeth Wolf, then 30, was living in Vermont, working for a nonprofit and happily exploring new pursuits, from raising chickens to contra dancing.
August 1, 2018

Alzheimer’s Patients Keep the Spark Alive by Sharing Stories

Can you keep the love light shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
June 13, 2018

Bathing How-To’s for Parents with Alzheimer’s Disease

There are a wealth of questions on how to get aging parents to bathe – especially when the elder has Alzheimer’s or severe dementia.
March 13, 2018

Does Approach Matter? By Caregivers

If you are providing care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it might seem that the word “no” has become a natural response to any question. “Ready for your shower?” “No.” “Are you hungry?” “No.” […]
March 8, 2018

Reading: the Antidote to Loneliness

They don’t ask for much – just a good story now and then. Sometimes, a lot of the time, they may not be able to ask, but you can see it in their eyes. Tired eyes […]
February 20, 2018

5 Ways to Find Happiness as a Family Caregiver

The role of family caregiver is not unlike other important roles we may play in life — bride or groom, mother or father — except for one thing: It doesn’t come wrapped in happiness. You don’t […]
July 25, 2015

Dementia, What Local Police Need to Know.

(Special thanks to Caregiving.com for this article). An emergency call comes into dispatch from a grocery store manager that requests police assistance during a shoplifting incident in which a woman fills her purse with items from their […]
April 7, 2015

When Your Parents Become Your Children

As us baby boomers get older, and our parents become less independent, there comes a time when the roles of both of us reverse. We become the parent, and they become the children. 
April 2, 2015

Caregiving: Sex and Dementia, an Honest and Frank Discussion

Dear Friend, Not many people feel comfortable talking about their personal sex life. Or even more awkward, the sex life of their parents or grandparents! However, several people in our Alzheimer’s and dementia community have been […]

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