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”

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”

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”

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”

5 steps to get you into the world of someone with dementia I had someone tell me recently that they’d used my Embracing Their Reality techniques when talking to their mother with dementia. “I told her that we were going to see her parents, and she looked confused. She was talking about her parents the weekContinue reading

“Why can’t I…find…the words?”

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 was thrilled: we’d made it through an entire class without Ava getting upset. And, to top it all off, she was doing so well!Continue reading ““Why can’t I…find…the words?””

What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?

Are you thinking about getting a more in-depth dementia diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? If you aren’t, you may want to consider it.  I visited University of Pittsburgh’s Montefiore Hospital and did a two-day observation of their interdisciplinary team’s diagnosis process. The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a fantastic place to goContinue reading “What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?”

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