Day to day there’s not much that bothers me. I don’t cuss out the person who cuts me off in traffic. I’m calm when a person in front of me in a grocery line can’t find their credit card. I even hold it together when I’m on hold for 30 minutes to talk to customer service or make a doctor’s… Continue reading It’s All in the Eyes
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.
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!
I’d like to tell you a story about our little company that could. So, gather round the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa (been watching the Hallmark channel), a blanket, and these words of hope in the face of adversity. Our little nonprofit is all about relationships. The dreams we make come true, the Virtual… Continue reading Resilience
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?
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?
In August I had the pleasure of writing a piece for McKnight’s Long Term Care News. I wrote about how important it is to look at COVID-19 from the perspective of those living with dementia. Here’s a snippet of the article: Head over to McKnight’s Long Term Care News to see the full article!
In June, I had the pleasure of writing a piece for McKnight’s Long Term Care News. I wrote about all of the good things nursing homes are doing during COVID-19. Here’s a snippet of the article: Head over to McKnight’s Long Term Care News to read the full post!
According to anatomy, the elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus, ulna and radius. The unique positioning and interaction of the bones in the joint allows for a small amount of rotation as well as hinge action. It doesn’t sound real glamorous. We’ve had them since the beginning of our lives and have… Continue reading Elbows: An Homage
As family members, we know the comfort a visit brings, not only to our loved ones, but to us as well. Nothing would feel better than to get a hug or share a laugh. Until this crisis is over, we have to be able to provide the loving care we always have but with a… Continue reading A Family Approach to Care