GET UP And Go See Momma!

GET UP And Go See Momma!

  I NEVER want to get up early, but dementia is changing that.  I love spending time with Momma when she has the greatest potential of being cognitive.  She is never totally "here" or in my world, but the mornings lend themselves towards a better outcome than any...

Drugs That Might Cause Alzheimer’s

Drugs That Might Cause Alzheimer’s

A recent study showed a class of drugs known as anticholinergics block the binding of the neurotransmitter acetycholine.  Wikipedia says, "Alzheimer's disease involves a substantial loss of the elements of the cholinergic system, and it is generally accepted that the...

Dementia Proofing Your Home

Dementia Proofing Your Home

A listener wrote in with a question regarding making her home safe for her mother with dementia.  You folks know I love to give advice, and I hope you will tune in to hear what I thought about "Dementia Proofing Your Home".  It is an important aspect of good...

Dementia Advice – “Cool It Guys!”

Dementia Advice – “Cool It Guys!”

There are days that all you can do is take a chill pill!  You know what those days are like.  Dementia caregiving is HARD with ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!  Do I hear an "Amen?"  Yesterday's sermon reminded me of God's presence, and how sometimes he says, "Cool it guys! ...

Dementia Caregiving – I Wish I Could Do More

Dementia Caregiving – I Wish I Could Do More

Dementia caregiving often leaves me feeling as if I should have done more. I wish I had the resources. I wish I had the energy. I wish I had the time. I wish... I understand your pain and distress. I walk this same journey. In fact, this week has left me with an...

Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, and WORD Salad

Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, and WORD Salad

I am a lover of all kinds of salad.  I prefer my salads have cheese!  My mother has recently begun experiencing WORD SALAD?  If you are wondering what that is, tune...

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