Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with dementia

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! “We bring Rachael in for a different perspective,” the nursing school’s professor told her class. “As I said before: do what she says in practice,Continue reading “Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with dementia”

You’d better learn how to beg for forgiveness instead of asking for permission

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! So many family caregivers will say to me, “But mom/dad/aunt/brother/spouse will not let me…” Take the car Move them into a care community Pay theContinue reading “You’d better learn how to beg for forgiveness instead of asking for permission”

Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I meet a lot of care partners who look after individuals living with dementia. The recurring theme amongst these care partners—many with varying backgrounds andContinue reading “Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards”

Never ask someone with dementia if they “remember your name”

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! If I can, I always opt to ditch my name tag in a dementia care environment. I let my friends with dementia decide what myContinue reading “Never ask someone with dementia if they “remember your name””

3 keys to accepting change in dementia

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I host a monthly support group in my area, and yesterday’s meeting made me think a lot about acceptance. We had a great discussion: allContinue reading “3 keys to accepting change in dementia”

Is that dementia-related “behavior” worth worrying about?

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I often meet people who tell me about their loved one’s “behaviors” and ask how to “fix them.” My first question is this: Is that behavior worthContinue reading “Is that dementia-related “behavior” worth worrying about?”

#1 Reason That Routine Is Going to Save You a Lot of Drama

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Routine. It’s about what you do regularly, probably every day, even if you aren’t consciously thinking about it. Routine is essential when you’re caring forContinue reading “#1 Reason That Routine Is Going to Save You a Lot of Drama”

Only 3 Questions You Need in Dementia Caregiving

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! These are my best 3 tried-and-true questions that you need in dementia caregiving. Are you ready? 1. “Where do you think they are?” This isContinue reading “Only 3 Questions You Need in Dementia Caregiving”

Dementia-Friendly Days Out

A guest post by Ruby Clarkson | Writer, editor, animal lover and coffee enthusiast Dementia is a challenging group of diseases that causes many different problems, but that doesn’t mean that those who are living with dementia can’t enjoy a lovely day out. In fact, it is good for them to get out and see differentContinue reading “Dementia-Friendly Days Out”

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