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What Does Advance Care Planning Mean for People with Dementia?

Advance care planning is important for everyone, especially for those living with dementia.  Advance care planning is more than end-of-life care decisions. As people travel on their dementia journey, there are multiple crossroads that involve decisions. Should a person with moderate to severe dementia continue to have colonoscopies and mammograms? […]

Happy Valentine’s Day 2021

Valentine’s Day is traditionally about romance. It celebrates the fun side of love. For many carers and care partners of persons living with dementia, love is demonstrated daily through multiple acts of kindness and dignity. Here is my Valentine’s message to these heroes. Send a care partner that you know something special this Valentine’s Day.

Five Tips for Making Halloween Fun for People Living with Dementia

Halloween can be fun for people with dementia

Halloween can be fun, but it can also be challenging for people living with dementia. Here are five easy tips to make Halloween safe and fun for persons living with dementia!

Twelve Weeks and Counting: Dementia Caregiving in the Coronavirus Climate

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It’s been twelve weeks since my last post about dementia caregiving and coronavirus issues. I apologize for my lack of posts. Like many of you, I’ve had to quickly adapt to the “new normal.”  Here are some of the ways the pandemic has affected my work….and lessons learned that I’d […]

Guns and Dementia: No Brainer?

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It may seem like common sense to remove firearms from the house of a person with dementia. Especially if you have observed prior instances of unsafe behavior. But what happens when the person with dementia reports the guns as stolen? Read more for pre-emptive strategies and approaches for both family members and law enforcement.

Happy Valentine’s Day to Dementia CarePartners

Chocolates, plush animals, and romantic cards. Those are the staples of Valentine’s Day. But want to see real love in action? Watch a care partner for someone with dementia.

The PANDA Project: New Resources for Dementia Caregivers in Alabama

Drowning in Dementia in Alabama According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 304,000 people in Alabama are family caregivers for 92,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This number only includes people who are 65 years old or older. It does not capture the 13% of people aged 45 or older who have […]

What Gifts are Best for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia?

I suck at selecting and giving gifts. My family members and friends are probably rolling their eyes as I tackle the topic of best gifts for dementia caregivers. Other organizations have general information about selecting appropriate gifts for persons with dementia. Alzheimers.net, for example, has a terrific one. They recommend tailoring […]

Tips for Dementia Caregivers During The Holidays

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Caregivers struggle with how best to celebrate holidays with persons with Alzheimer’s dementia. I provide strategies for maximizing enjoyment while minimizing distress for all.

Halloween and Dementia: 4 Helpful Tips

Halloween marks the beginning of the fall and winter holidays. I will be posting more content about holidays and dementia. Here are some simple ideas and tips for CarePartners to  have a safe and sane (ok, as sane as possible) holiday.

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