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”

New website = new offers

I’m really excited because…  I’m moving away from one-time trainings and spending more time on what I really enjoy doing: consulting projects. I now offer a calendar on my site where you can book a phone call with me. This means zero back-and-forth emails about when we’re both available. Step One of my new consultingContinue reading “New website = new offers”

It’s time we ditched the word “lying” in dementia caregiving

This is my manifesto, of sorts. EMBRACE THEIR REALITY has a trademark pending. When I first started working in dementia care, I learned about Teepa Snow’s philosophy of “Redirection and Distraction,” which was part of her Positive Approach to Care technique. I also learned about Naomi’s Feil’s “Validation” technique, and began implementing what I’d learnedContinue reading “It’s time we ditched the word “lying” in dementia caregiving”

The 10 most important things about 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! Communicating with people living with dementia can be challenging. Understand that their world may be different from our world, and that’s okay. We want toContinue reading “The 10 most important things about dementia caregiving”

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?”

HOW TO talk to strangers about your loved one’s condition

“I wish I could take her out to lunch more often,” he sighed. “I’m just really worried that she’s going to say or do something inappropriate. One time, for example, we were in the checkout line at the grocery store and she started loudly talking about the woman in front of us. It was so embarrassing.Continue reading “HOW TO talk to strangers about your loved one’s condition”

#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”

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