I’m Feeling Guilty

I’m Feeling Guilty

Caregiving isn’t easy.  You know this.  I do, too.  Caregiving brings with it sadness, pain, discomfort, stress and guilt.  Let’s talk about guilt. As a “Type A”, “High I – on the DISC Personality Survey”, I want to fix everything...
I Love Food…. And So Does Momma

I Love Food…. And So Does Momma

I’m thinking about food, and that isn’t really a news flash. I have spent my entire life fighting the battle of the bulge. Fat loves my hips and legs, and that doesn’t make me happy. I’ve lost one hundred pounds, and I still have more pounds to...
Let’s Talk About Hospice

Let’s Talk About Hospice

We spend a lot of time talking about dementia.   My book is titled  LET’S TALK DEMENTIA  and so is the  podcast  on iTunes. We just released on YouTube our first video in a series that is called (wait for it) …. “Let’s Talk Dementia”. You can...
I’m Planning to Lie to Momma

I’m Planning to Lie to Momma

In our last blog, we discussed the potential that everything our loved ones tell us may or may NOT be true.  Today we are going to reverse that scenario.  What if everything YOU are saying is not entirely true?  Is that acceptable in good caregiving?  You bet it is....
A Bump Up!

A Bump Up!

LET’S TALK DEMENTIA is the name of my Amazon #1 Best Seller, and it is also the name of my podcast.  I have signs on both doors of my car and my husband’s car that say “Let’s Talk Dementia”.  We advertise everywhere we go. These signs on our...
Expect it…. It’s Going to Happen

Expect it…. It’s Going to Happen

Expect it.   It’s going to happen.  That sounds ominous.  It is not exactly a cheery thought, but it is true.  Expect the unexpected.  You will never be let down.  If you expect the unexpected in caregiving, the journey becomes easier.  Let me explain....
Dementia and Diabetes

Dementia and Diabetes

I knew it was going to happen.  Cookies had become an important part of my Momma’s day.  Milkshakes were enjoyed a few times a week.  Ice cream was always in the freezer.  Alzheimer’s ravaging her brain. As we age, our taste buds change.  When I was a...