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"But I'm not trained to be a caregiver"

About six years ago, I went back to Minnesota to help my siblings care for my Mom. It was an intentional year...12 months of focus on...

when to tell

I was on an online forum the other day, reading about a niece who was upset that her aunt had not told her kids that she had recently...

Proactive Caregiving

I was having coffee with another Dementia Practitioner last month. It seemed no matter how many aspects of Dementia care we discussed,...

A professional caregiver's grief

A friend just brought me flowers...beautiful roses, a very soft pink. Two nights ago, my favorite client, a quiet, gentle man, died. He...

Friends, don't leave

I've been talking a lot about this lately, so I think I'll drop a line or two....Caregivers, if you are not one of the few fortunate...

Lapping up the Waves

LETTING GO is a recurring theme for caregivers...or at least it SHOULD be. Let go of agendas. Let go of expectations. Let go of guilt....

Memory is...

"Memory isn't just about remembering, and memory loss isn't just about forgetting. Memory is responsible for creating continuity,...