Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with 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! “We bring Rachael in for a different perspective,” the nursing school’s professor told her class. “As I said before: do what she says in practice,Continue reading “Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with dementia”

Tune in to episode 3 of my podcast here or anywhere you listen to podcasts! Do people living with schizophrenia have an increased risk of getting dementia? How big of an impact does depression have on dementia, and vice-versa? What is trauma-informed care? This episode sponsored by Pure Vita Co., a medical supply company: http://www.purevitaco.comContinue reading

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?”

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”

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””

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?”

SOLVE their fear of water

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 had a reader write in recently and ask me about her grandfather’s fear of water. Although it had started with the shower, the problem had migratedContinue reading “SOLVE their fear of water”

At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?

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! How can you tell if where your loved one with dementia is currently living is…well, working? How do you know if it’s the right fit?Continue reading “At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?”

How one woman got her husband to agree to attend adult day care

She knew that she’d have a hard time getting her husband, Ben, into adult day care. Ben loved working, and now that he was retired and had dementia, he still liked to find projects to do. Convincing him that he could benefit from adult day care certainly wasn’t going to work (and doing this withContinue reading “How one woman got her husband to agree to attend adult day care”

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