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A Fresh New Year is Approaching: Smudge It Early and You’ll Save Some Stress

With a shiny new 2010 approaching, my guess is that many of you have resolved to be better caregivers. You will get more education about your loved one's ailments. Good for you. You will be more patient. Great! Do try. You will attempt to not take your loved one's moods so personally, which will help everyone stay a little more even with their moods. Read more →

A Woman with Alzheimer’s Teaches Visitor about Expectations

She was neatly dressed, as I’d expected. However when I walked up to her and took her hand, apologizing for it being cold from my snowy drive, she looked me in the eye. She clearly and bluntly agreed with me when I said my hand was cold, but her comment contained obvious wit. Read more →