The Time Has Come.

In the world of dementia care it’s rare that we see innovative ways to provide support for professionals, families and ultimately those with dementia. Campaigns abound to raise funding for research into the physiology of the brain with the ultimate hope for a cure but rarely do you see funding efforts to investigate the best ways to care… Continue reading The Time Has Come.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot…Fire Away!

Sing it with me.  You’re a real tough virus with a short history.  Of keeping us at home learning Zoom for free.  Before you binge another show on the Netflix stage,  Roll up your sleeve and let’s turn the page.  Hit me with your best shot.  Come on, hit me with your best shot.  Hit me with your best shot.  Fire away!  It’s… Continue reading Hit Me With Your Best Shot…Fire Away!

Did You Know Dementia is a Mental Illness?

Words matter and in the same way, diagnostic classification does too.  According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, used by clinicians to diagnose people with mental illness, dementia and the different types of dementia are listed there.  In the latest DSM-5, the term “dementia” is replaced with neurocognitive disorder. Thank goodness for that because the word dementia is derived from a Latin word meaning “mad” or… Continue reading Did You Know Dementia is a Mental Illness?

How Do Other Caregivers Do It?

I don’t know about you but as a primary caregiver of a person with vascular dementia, I find myself thirsty for information about how other people provide care. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a voyeur. Of course I review research, listen to webinars, and have a degree in this stuff but honestly, the personal information… Continue reading How Do Other Caregivers Do It?