I’m Bored

I’m Bored

Momma's sense of time and space are shot to.... well you know the rest of that saying.  She called me last night stating she was bored.  She announced she had not done one single thing all day. As Alzheimer's progresses, our loved ones cannot discern days of the week,...

Hurricane Irma and Dementia

Hurricane Irma and Dementia

These past few days have been stressful around my part of the world. We watched as Hurricane Harvey left its mark on Texas, and we sat in fear as we waited for Hurricane Irma to have her say on Texas, Georgia, and northwards. We waited, wondered, feared, and prayed....

Three Things I Learned About Caregiving While on Vacation

Three Things I Learned About Caregiving While on Vacation

I recently had the fun of taking Momma on a short vacation. We visited my daughter in Florida, and Momma had a blast. I did, also, but I learned a few caregiving lessons. Let me share them with you today. 1. Elastic pants are BEST 2. Not every bathroom is handicapped...

Young Folks Need to Understand

Young Folks Need to Understand

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to four high school classes about dementia.  This was an entirely new experience for me.  High school students are not exactly my target audience, but they are certainly feeling the effects of dementia in their world. We know...

This Week’s Blog is From Our Friends at Care Better

This Week’s Blog is From Our Friends at Care Better

THIS WEEK’S BLOG IS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CARE BETTER – Care Better is a social app for those who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The app connects family and friends of loved ones to each other as well as experts who can help in making care decisions....

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 that is wrong in the world.  If you...

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 lose. Here is the...