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””

Always ask people with dementia for help

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! “He’s really combative,” the staff member complained, popping in my doorway. “Christian keeps slapping my hand away when I’m trying to wash his face.” “Okay,Continue reading “Always ask people with dementia for help”

ALWAYS ask people with dementia for their help

“He’s really combative,” the staff member complained, popping in my doorway. “Christian keeps slapping my hand away when I’m trying to wash his face.” “Okay, let me come check this out with you,” I suggested. We walked back into Christian’s room, where he was pleasantly sitting on a shower bench. He didn’t seem “combative,” but I watchedContinue reading “ALWAYS ask people with dementia for their help”

What’s the right time to ask for help if you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver?

A guest post by Zara Lewis In my wonderful family, we all love and support each other; however, as it often happens, most of the important tasks are entrusted to a woman, in this case – me. My mother-in-law is at the end-stage of Alzheimer’s and I’ve been caring for her (with just a littleContinue reading “What’s the right time to ask for help if you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver?”

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