Momma Is Confused and So Am I

Momma Is Confused and So Am I

This is a picture of my sweet Momma, Vera. Ain't she PUR-TEE? She is a huge joy in my world, and she is also the reason I scratch my head and wonder. She throws curve balls my way with questions she asks ("Carol, can I move in with my boyfriend?"), the comments she...

Smoking and Dementia

Smoking and Dementia

I have a wonderful neighbor, Rita, and she has been my buddy for about ten years. She is "slightly" older than I am, but she has always been a source of fun and love for me. She makes the most wonderful cookies, loves a funny joke, and loves me! All those things come...

He Walks Behind Her

He Walks Behind Her

I meet some of the nicest people in the world through Senior Life Journeys. I had the pleasure of welcoming a new dementia coaching client into the office recently. She brought her daughter to our sessions, and we discussed Dad's dementia. It is a pleasure to work...

Let’s Review A Few Things

Let’s Review A Few Things

The next several weeks we will review a few important facts about dementia, Alzheimer's, and caregiving. Many of you have just joined the group, and I want to help you catch up. Today let's talk about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's. Many people...

I Just Need a Nap

I Just Need a Nap

I am willing to bet you are a busy person. You are a caregiver, and that is just one of the many titles you hold in your day-to-day life. I will also bet there are days when you are just pooped! Yep, POOPED! (In case you don't know, that means you are exhausted, and I...

SNOW-mageddon 2017

SNOW-mageddon 2017

Today is Friday, January 6th, 2017. It is 11AM, and the people in my town are bracing for SNOW-mageddon, 2017. It seems we should start seeing snow sometime tonight and into Saturday. Weather forecasts say anywhere from 1-6 inches. Really? I remember last year the...