Is that “behavior” worth worrying about?

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 worth worrying about? Let’s take a few examples and decide which ones we should be worried about finding solutions for. They’ve begun to urinate in the house plants, thinkingContinue reading “Is that “behavior” worth worrying about?”

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”

Stress on the body = stress on the mind

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! “My Mother has dementia as well as high blood pressure. She is on medication for the blood pressure, but often has blood pressure spikes. Recently,Continue reading “Stress on the body = stress on the mind”

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”

Tune in to episode 3 of my podcast here or anywhere you listen to podcasts! Do people living with schizophrenia have an increased risk of getting dementia? How big of an impact does depression have on dementia, and vice-versa? What is trauma-informed care? This episode sponsored by Pure Vita Co., a medical supply company: http://www.purevitaco.comContinue reading

How to call someone who isn’t alive anymore

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! This post is inspired by a question I received the other day on my Facebook page about my podcast. (So many mediums to find me!)Continue reading “How to call someone who isn’t alive anymore”

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