It used to be that we would only talk about heart health after a major heart event, but as we began to understand the importance of taking care of your heart, the conversation became a common topic. Now we need to work toward a similar cultural shift around the topic of brain health!
Don’t Forget The Dental Floss
Guest writer William Cummings shares a humorous anecdote about his father to remind caregivers not to sweat the small stuff when it comes to Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is never a fair fight. Kim takes on the playground bully with a little help from her friends and family.
Walking My Mother Home pt.2
Part Two of guest contributor BJ Gallagher’s reflections on the Gifts and Blessings of Alzheimer’s as learned while caring for her mother.
Always Be Prepared
After you get over the shock of a devastating diagnosis of Alzheimers, all sorts of questions start popping into your head. Among the most common are: What should I do first? and How long do we have? You may or may not have a long time to think about the former, so let’s get right to that answer.
Mother’s Day Miracle
Guest blogger Karen Segal shares an incredible and emotional moment with her mother as a reminder that we will always maintain bonds with our mothers, even after Alzheimer’s.
“Blank Stares” by Jay Allen
Nashville country music artist and songwriter Jay Allen shares his story and new single, “Blank Stares,” a song about his experience dealing with his mother and Alzheimer’s.
It’s not you, it’s the dementia
Guest contributor Dr. Tam Cummings helps us understand and put a loved-one’s actions in to the context of dementia to lessen the caregiver’s stress and heartache.
Helpful iPad Apps for Alzheimer’s
Research shows that the use of iPads by people with dementia and Alzheimer’s can improve cognitive, mobility and communication skills. Guest contributor Jared Banz compiles his Top 5.
There’s No Me Without You
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was thinking about how wonderful it is to be in love and what a gift it is to be able to express your love to someone. Glen’s song, There’s No Me Without You, took on a deeper meaning for both of us as his sense of self began to diminish due to Alzheimer’s.
A Beautiful Love Song
Our job as caregivers is to help our loved ones finish their song. Although this song was not written by Glen, the words spoke to me as If they came directly from his heart.