I have a message for my mother’s friends, family and acquaintances: She’s still alive. My mother’s heart still beats. Though she might not be able to talk to you, walk with you, or share a laugh with you, she’s still here. She’s still alive. If you spend any amount of time with her, you’ll quickly… Read More Don’t Stop Asking About My Mom
1. Diminish distractions. 2. Converse one-on-one. 3. Keep things simple. 4. Avoid arguments (this should be number 1). 5. Just keep talking. I would also like to add: 6. Walk in their shoes. 7. Step into their world and speak their “language” (even if it makes no sense………………… my mom was only able to articulate… Read More 5 Tips for Talking to Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregivers bear the brunt of a lot, which is why, in the process of caring for our loved ones, we need to take care of ourselves, too. Or so I tell myself every single day.
We held hands and she fell asleep. Sometimes, all it takes is touch… a touch that lets you know, you’re not alone on this journey.
Alzheimer’s Registry Aims to Wipe Out Disease Originally from AARP Blog and posted by Sally Abrahms What if you could play a part in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Maybe you can. The Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) has established an online registry for those at risk of developing a disease affecting more than 5.4 million Americans. Many signing on are adult sons and… Read More How You Can Help Stop Alzheimer’s
………………………….Can make for a pretty complicated relationship. Actually, I just saw the comedy Friends With Benefits last night and wanted to share because the movie touches on Alzheimer’s disease…………. Now, most times, I take issue with how news, movies and TV shows portray dementia……………… they typically avoid the grotesque, that is, the disease is wrapped up in a… Read More Friends With Benefits and Alzheimer’s Disease…