Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dementia Care and Long Term Insurance

I’m often asked a simple but loaded question, “did I purchase my long term care insurance policy because of my mother?” My answer is yes, but no. Watching my mother as well as thousands of clients going through their different … Continue reading

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Dementia Care When the Caregiver is Sick

Last week I received a crisis text message from a client in Texas informing me that her mother was hospitalized. Long story short, nine months ago her mom moved in to care for her mother who has dementia in Miami … Continue reading

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Dementia Care and Stress Reduction

When I first started to care for my mother, it took me a while to realize that when a person cares for a person with dementia, their life is not their own. I had an epiphany one day when I … Continue reading

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Dementia and Hiring Home Health Care

I just got a phone call from my client who was sorry to inform me that she has to cancel…again! Slow down a moment before you rush to judge. Cancellations are common when you are dealing with anyone going through … Continue reading

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Dementia and Jigsaw Puzzles

Growing up I always found gift giving for my parents difficult. Ties, cologne, perfume…how boring! My parents gave their oohs and ahhs over my gifts, every year, but in all honesty, how many ties did my father need? Once mom … Continue reading

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Dementia and the Well Spouse

I can remember it as if it was yesterday. Sitting in my very first support group at Mount Sinai in Miami Beach. My mother had just been diagnosed with dementia and I was told attending a support group would help. … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Dementia and Medicare Plans

I don’t know about you, but as a caregiver working in the field of dementia, even I can get a little distracted! With so many demands on my time and energy, it’s easy to let the small things slip through … Continue reading

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Depression and Caregiving

I just got back to Miami last week and I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I miss being in North Carolina and this time I left the dogs and the hubby behind. For the first time in weeks … Continue reading

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Fall Driving and Dementia

  Let’s be honest. Long car trips are boring. Short ones can be too. There are only so many times that you can play car-color bingo or license plate tag. One year, out of desperation to save my sanity and … Continue reading

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Stages of Dementia and Halloween

  Ah, fall. The air gets crisp, the leaves change and the pumpkin patch becomes the number one family destination for indoor and outdoor decorations.  I love Halloween not only because it’s the official start of the holidays but also … Continue reading

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