What would YOU want, if you had dementia?

I received a great question from a reader just the other day on my blog:  I was told that I have early onset dementia about 5 years ago. My Dad and 4 of his siblings have died or have Alzheimer’s. I try to learn as much as I can about dementia care. I was justContinue reading “What would YOU want, if you had dementia?”

Why people living with dementia never initiate tasks

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 during the day. When his caregiver was there, Max had the help around the house that he needed. When she left, though, Max was also left to his own devices. Max’sContinue reading “Why people living with dementia never initiate tasks”

20 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia

I wrote this a few years ago, but just added four more “things” to my list. If I get dementia, I’d like my family to hang this wish list up on the wall where I live. I want them to remember these things. The original list was also published in my book, When Someone You KnowContinue reading “20 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia”

16 Things I’d Want If I Got Dementia

I re-post this every few months, and it’s a list I made about 3 years ago. If I get dementia, I’d like my family to hang this wish list up on the wall where I live. If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality. If I think my spouseContinue reading “16 Things I’d Want If I Got Dementia”

If I get dementia…

My list is well over a year old now, and it has been circulated all over the Internet. It originally appeared on Alzheimer’s Reading Room’s website.  What would you want, if YOU got dementia? 1. If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality. If I think my spouse isContinue reading “If I get dementia…”

How to Make the Move to a Care Community Successful

I get asked about moving loved ones to dementia care communities all the time. Families usually feel guilty, panicked, and concerned that their loved one with dementia will be very angry with them. Here are some of my favorite tips to make it go smoother! Pre-order my book and get a whole chapter on thisContinue reading “How to Make the Move to a Care Community Successful”

16 Things I Would Want, If I Got Dementia

dementia-by-day: Originally written for Alzheimer’s Reading Room. When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is, “Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?” Honestly, there are many things that scare me much more than dementia does.Continue reading “16 Things I Would Want, If I Got Dementia”

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