And In the Final Analysis…

Here I sit on a Tuesday evening, legs covered in my favorite cozy blanket and fire crackling in the chiminea. Middle of August in Ohio, and the thermometer reads 72 degrees. The sun is beginning to set, and the crisp … Read More

What Role Does Diet Play in Alzheimer’s?

These days, almost everybody knows someone who has struggled with dementia. While perhaps it used to be the second cousin of Aunt Betty’s great-grandma twice removed, now you rarely meet anyone who hasn’t been touched firsthand. Back to Basics? With … Read More

8 Signs That May Suggest It’s Time For Assisted Living

One of the most difficult things we face in life is deciding when it’s time for a parent or other loved one to move into assisted living. Boy, if only there was an instruction book – wouldn’t that be a … Read More

Dementia Dogs: Enriching Life In Countless Ways

This summer, the news has been full of wonderful dementia advocacy stories from across the Atlantic. Support and awareness are growing across Europe, and innovative ideas just keep coming. Students from the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, are … Read More

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

How prepared are you for an emergency trip to the hospital with your loved one? Let’s suppose you get a call late at night and your father has taken a bad fall. Will you keep a cool head and gather … Read More

How to Gradually Introduce In-Home Care

For the past year or so, you’ve noticed your loved one slipping, but to avoid making waves, you’ve tried to keep your concerns to yourself.  Now, you’re seeing obvious signs that the problem is worsening. The kitchen that used to … Read More

Parenting Your Parent: 6 Things I’ve Lived and Learned

Whether we’re 3 or 53, our parents will always be our parents. Even under the best circumstances, it will never feel natural to tell your mother she can’t drive anymore or your dad that it might be time to give … Read More

3 Causes of Sudden Confusion in the Elderly

While we know dementia is a common problem in the elderly, it’s important to be aware that various conditions can intensify its symptoms. Even individuals with no prior history can exhibit severe confusion when faced with UTIs, dehydration, or surgical … Read More

Caregiver Transformation: Finding Your Way

To find the way, close your eyes, listen closely, and attend with your heart. ~ Unknown I can honestly say that throughout the course of my mom’s lengthy illness, I had no idea how much of a mental and emotional … Read More

What is the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project?

We were fortunate  – my mom only had to visit the hospital very, very early on in her illness – but even at that, I know how difficult it was. Every day, thousands of families are faced with the challenge … Read More