What Stresses Me

What Stresses Me

I recently asked folks to write in and tell me what is stressing them on their caregiving journey.  One writer's letter caught my attention.  I loved the raw honesty of this individual, and I feel her pain.  What is stressing you?  Maybe you would feel better just by...

Crying For No Reason

Crying For No Reason

Momma has started having crying spells that she cannot explain.  One minute she is smiling, and the next minute she is crying.  Why is this happening?  It is typical with Alzheimer's.  As the brain is being destroyed by Alzheimer's, ANYTHING is possible.  In this...

Interview With Kelly Gibson – Laughter Leader

Interview With Kelly Gibson – Laughter Leader

If you are a regular listener of "Let's Talk Dementia",  you know I like to make you laugh.  Did you know laughter can decrease depression and anxiety?  Of course!!  Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Gibson.  Kelly is a Laughter Leader, and she is...

Unconditional Love – It Isn’t Always Easy

Unconditional Love – It Isn’t Always Easy

You might think you always offer unconditional love to the people in your world, but I beg to differ.  We all need help in that department.  We must, however, strive to offer that kind of AGAPE love to our loved ones with dementia.  It is DIFFICULT!  But it is...

Hospice Or In-Home Care?

Hospice Or In-Home Care?

Marnie, a listener to our podcast, wrote in regarding her caregiving journey.  She had several questions about the differences between hospice care and in-home care.  Maybe you are wondering the same thing?  I hope this episode will shed some light on the services...

Complaining and My Ulcer!

Complaining and My Ulcer!

  We are a society of complainers.  Complaining goes back as far as time.  Maybe we should think about how effective complaining is in our day-to-day life.   Just my...

Hypoxia and Dementia

Hypoxia and Dementia

I have learned Momma's recent "episode" where she almost died might have been due to "hypoxia".  Hypoxia is lack of oxygen.  Considering Momma is living with late-stage Alzheimer's, this makes sense.  The brain needs oxygen!!  When it does not receive the oxygen, bad...

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