Category Archives: caregiving

So Gifted

Author’s Note: My mother died in April, 2015. This article was originally written in 2014, and now appears as a chapter in my book, “Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver’s Journey – With Lessons Learned.” The message is worth repeating, especially at … Continue reading

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My AlzAuthor Post!

I am honored to be part of a special club: dementia caregivers who wrote and published books about our journeys. My guest blog post on the AlzAuthors site is here.  The perspectives offered by caregivers are special, very personal and … Continue reading

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Penny for My Thoughts

Knowing something’s coming doesn’t mean you’re ready for it. From the day I brought Penny home, I knew she was a short-term gift. She was just turning 12. Yorkies are supposed to live longer than bigger breeds, but anything past … Continue reading

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Absorb This

My little old dog, Penny, is a teacher. One of my dog sitters, who admits to having issues with assertiveness, has credited Penny with showing her how to be more firm and clear about her own needs. And today, Penny … Continue reading

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Explaining

YOU CANNOT REASON WITH A DEMENTED PERSON. Saying anything to someone who is in cognitive decline has extremely limited value. Why? Continue reading

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“Dementia Sucks” on the Whole Care Network

Read here about my wonderful interview with caregiver advocate and host of Healing Ties, Chris MacClellan.

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It’s almost here!

On May 15th, 2018, “Dementia Sucks” will be available. The book that came from this blog will be a real paperback book (and also available as a Kindle edition). The wait is nearly over. Order yours now!

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