November 14, 2019

People with dementia can sometimes get stuck on a subject or behavior, or might say or do inappropriate things, or ask upsetting questions, or get themselves into unsafe situations. Any time you find yourself in a spot where you want to get them off a topic or activity...

June 22, 2018

 If you've been a dementia caregiver for any length of time, then I don't have to convince you that it is one the hardest roads to walk. That it takes a heavy emotional and physical toll. Caregivers are 30 times more likely to be depressed than non-caregivers. Up to 40...

June 15, 2018

People with dementia are still people, prone to getting cranky, upset, scared, and the whole rest of the big bag of emotions we all draw from. But the difference is that they are losing the ability to put their feelings into words, and how they express those feelings a...

June 8, 2018

The grief experienced when someone you love has dementia is a unique type of grief. The person you love is still here, but you are already losing parts of them as the disease changes them, and those losses trigger grief.

Not only that, but it's a series of losses. It's...

June 1, 2018

Once a month, I'll answer your questions about dementia and care-giving here in my blog. If you've got a question, feel free to submit it. 

Question: Any tips for how to deal with inevitable power struggles? My partner has dementia, and was always the decisive one...

May 25, 2018

(Image: "Unraveling Bolero" by Anne Adams) 

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the types of dementia that people are generally less familiar with, though it is the most common form of dementia that is diagnosed in people ages 40-65.

The term "frontotemporal dementia...

May 11, 2018

Being asked the same question over and over again by someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is a common frustration among caregivers.

May 4, 2018

Question: My dad has been formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's but he is in denial and thinks his poor memory is normal aging, despite his CT scan and memory test proving otherwise. He won't fill out any Power of Attorney forms, but we need to get those in place...

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