I love this app for people living with dementia

This app is free to anyone with an iPad, and I’m not even getting paid or endorsed to talk about it: I just love it that much! I stumbled upon the app a month or so ago while looking through the App Store on my device. “A Better Visit” was designed by Dementia Australia forContinue reading “I love this app for people living with dementia”

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”

Improv comedy and dementia care workshop now online

Our workshop is officially ONLINE which means you can take it from wherever (and whenever) you want! This is a cool opportunity for you to see how improvisational comedy works with dementia caregiving, especially if you can’t make it to Pittsburgh, PA for our workshops. We travel, so we’re happy to come to you, butContinue reading “Improv comedy and dementia care workshop now online”

You’re probably grieving, but don’t realize it

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! *Content warning: this is probably a tear-jerker, just because we’re talking about grief and loss. When I started working in this field, I recognized thatContinue reading “You’re probably grieving, but don’t realize it”

What if I visit and he doesn’t know who I am?

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! Care partners regularly ask me about one of their deepest fears. The fear usually goes like this: at some point, you’ll walk in to visit yourContinue reading “What if I visit and he doesn’t know who I am?”

Why the loss of control motivates most “behaviors”

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! Cecilia was having a hard time. Suddenly, she couldn’t do all the things she used to do. She had once owned her own business, handledContinue reading “Why the loss of control motivates most “behaviors””

How Joe stopped arguing with his mom

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! “Mom’s room is a mess!” Joe complained. “Every time I go in there, we argue about her clothes! She’s got them strewn all over theContinue reading “How Joe stopped arguing with his mom”

22 Questions to ask about assisted living

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 am often asked, “What questions do I need to ask before moving my loved one into an assisted living community?” Here is a pretty comprehensiveContinue reading “22 Questions to ask about assisted living”

Why people living with dementia never initiate tasks

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! She’d left her father a “to-do” list that included tasks around the house. He was home, by himself, for a good deal of time duringContinue reading “Why people living with dementia never initiate tasks”

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