Dementia, Caregiving and Natural Disasters

Dementia, Caregiving and Natural Disasters

Thirty years ago this month, I was a young wife and mother with two toddlers living in Hawaii when Hurricane Iniki hit. It was the most powerful hurricane to strike Hawaii in recorded history. I still remember the fear I felt as we tried to navigate all of the...
5 of the Most Common Elder Scams

5 of the Most Common Elder Scams

My dad was in his 80s when he received the official diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. My brotherĀ SeanĀ and I joined our mom at Johns Hopkins to speak with the neurologist, and that was the first time his doctor told us that a person often shows symptoms many years (even...
How to Live a Life of Abundance as a Caregiver

How to Live a Life of Abundance as a Caregiver

I recently overheard a woman tell her friend that she wanted to live a “life of abundance.” It got me thinking about how extraordinary our lives could be if we switched our mindset from surviving the stress of caregiving to living a life of abundance,...
Tips for Caregivers to Engage In-Home Care

Tips for Caregivers to Engage In-Home Care

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be immensely rewarding but challenging. We like to remind caregivers that there will likely come a time when you need help, but how do you safely bring a stranger into your home? There can be a great deal of fear when...
Data Driven Check-in Service for Older Adults

Data Driven Check-in Service for Older Adults

I can’t believe that it has been over two years since the world shut down due to a global pandemic. What is your biggest takeaway? For me, I go straight to technology. I wouldn’t say I get excited about technology. Still, I get excited about innovation and...
Alzheimer’s and the Fear of Destruction

Alzheimer’s and the Fear of Destruction

I was reading something that came across my social media feed from a woman battling stage IV metastatic cancer. As I read through her story, she said something so profound that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. She said she wasn’t afraid of dying; she was...

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