Mercurys, Bananas, and Dementia

Mercurys, Bananas, and Dementia

Momma joins me in an interview. Be sure to watch this video to the end. If not, you will miss the most emotional part. MERCURYS, BANANAS, AND DEMENTIA - They are a strange combination for a video, but leave it to Momma and me to make it...

Momma Thinks She Is Having A Baby

Momma Thinks She Is Having A Baby

Momma is 79, has advanced Alzheimer's, and there are days she thinks she is having a baby, or someone she knows is having a baby. (Really hoping she isn't!!) How do I handle this confusion without making her feel silly? That's the topic of this video. Thanks for...

What You Focus On Is What You Magnify

What You Focus On Is What You Magnify

Have you ever noticed how your thoughts directly relate to the enjoyment in your day? It's true. You think negative angry thoughts, and you will exude negative and angry emotions. NOT A GOOD PLAN. This is especially true if you are a caregiver for anyone. "What you...

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories

What she looks like when she laughs. What her voice sounds like. How she smiles when she looks at me. These are all things I want to preserve in my memory. One day I won't have Momma in the flesh, but I will have videos and pictures and audio files to bring her back...

My Caregiving Journey Went Bad Quickly!

My Caregiving Journey Went Bad Quickly!

My sweet Momma scared me a few days ago when she almost died. It was truly the worse day of my life. But she bounced back like the Energizer Bunny! I never want to experience that again. Was God there for me? You...

Dementia Business Card

Dementia Business Card

This little dementia business card can make your life and the life of your loved one easier when dealing with the general public. This is what my card says. "Thank you for serving us today. I am with my mother, Vera, and she has late stage Alzheimer's. Your patience...

Starting The Conversation on Aging

Starting The Conversation on Aging

Starting the conversation on aging can be difficult for many families.  I called my mother one day BEFORE she was diagnosed with dementia and said, "Momma, what are you doing this afternoon?  Let's go plan your funeral."  She said, "You know something you are not...

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