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What You Need to Know When Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

What You Need to Know When Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be immensely rewarding, but equally as challenging. The sheer number of “hats” one has to wear would impress even the best multitasker, which is why we like to remind caregivers not to feel guilty if they want (or need) to...

Creating Joy with Loved Ones in Memory Care

Creating Joy with Loved Ones in Memory Care

A good friend of mine decided to move his Mom to a memory care facility days before the shelter at home orders began. It was gut-wrenching for him and their entire family. He had made promises to his Mom that he would visit daily and participate in activities, and...

Palliative Care And Living Well With Alzheimer’s

Palliative Care And Living Well With Alzheimer’s

I speak a lot about palliative care and how it relates to families facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and am consistently shocked at the misconceptions that continue to exist. Many people think that palliative care is the focus in the last few weeks of life....

A Wish For My Mom

A Wish For My Mom

I would like to tell the story of my mom, a sweet and loving wife and mother who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s in October 2013 at the age of 57. When you hear about the toll that Alzheimer’s takes on a family, you hear about the emotional stress of...

Improving Hope for Alzheimer’s

Improving Hope for Alzheimer’s

More than two decades passed between my grandmother and my dad's diagnosis, and many more people were speaking of dementia and Alzheimer's publicly. We knew what the disease meant for both my dad and for our family, but we didn't know what services were available to...

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