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If you and your parents have frequent, casual conversations about options as they age, you’ll have an easier time with the transition than if you leave the topic until there’s a crisis. When you begin the talks, Read more →


The Alzheimer’s Association uses the following criteria to illustrate issues in mild or early-stage Alzheimer’s disease: Read more →


I can read your body language and tone of voice I may not always understand the meaning of your words, but I know what you are saying. I can read your jerky body language, the impatient tone of your voice, and your irritated facial expressions. Read more →


I was aware of Betsy’s background and asked her about how different spousal caregiving is from caring for a parent, and what this means for their future: Read more →


If we were proactive, we’ve already discussed the choices for living arrangements our loved ones would have made for themselves under differing circumstances, however many people haven’t done this. Read more →


I may not always understand the meaning of your words, but I know what you are saying. I can read your jerky body language, the impatient tone of your voice, and your irritated facial expressions. Read more →


It’s been found that elders with dementia often show amazing insight and talent when given the tools to draw, paint or sculpt. Sometimes inhibitions and filters that previously held people back diminish with the disease. Read more →


No caregiver can be expected to anticipate every need or provide a perfect solution when there is none. No caregiver should put aside long-term needs like rest, relaxation, healthy food and socialization for the sake of another. Read more →


...While many of us have experienced wonderful Christmases, our memories of perfect holidays are likely skewed. Read more →


“Care partnerships with loved ones living with dementia are challenging at any stage,” says Daniel C. Potts, M.D., fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more →