Category Archives: Dementia and Family

Stages of Dementia and Managing Doctor Visits: 5 Tips

  Medical check-ups and consultations are a fact of life. No one enjoys the necessary pap, prostate, breast or the much dreaded colonoscopy exam. Most of us go with some trepidation – but eventually, we go. If going to the … Continue reading

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Get Your Free Dementia Caregiver Consultation

Dementia caregivers – today is your lucky day! We’re excited to announce that during the month of December, we will be giving away a free “Ask Your Question” consultation to one lucky new subscriber. Every caregiver’s situation is different throughout … Continue reading

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Dementia Caregiver Giveaway!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be giving away a free copy of “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide” to a new member of our community every month! Simply enter your email in the “Subscribe” … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease as an Only Child

We all wish for the perfect family where everyone can work together to support our parents or spouse as they go through the different stages of dementia. Over the years, I have had many clients who dream and wonder what … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Dementia Care and The Deadbeat Sibling Club

  Dementia’s Impact on the Family Recently, I watched a video on the Internet that gave “helpful” advice to families who are going through sibling conflict. Watching a video about how to get my “dreaded” sibling to be my new … 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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