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.
Perhaps it’s serendipitous that Glen played guitar on this Byrds record more than 50 years ago and it’s just now resonating with me as a caregiver. As the seasons turn, so must we turn away from defeat and depression as caregivers.
It’s fun to dream – especially during the holidays – and it’s healthy for your brain and your emotional well being, too. Not only can your imagination stimulate creativity, it can also alleviate stress and help you find joy. Kim Campbell reminds you to Exercise Your Imagination!
Dr. Connie Tomaino is a music therapist for individuals suffering from brain trauma or degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. In 1980, she became the full-time music therapist at the facility where Oliver Sacks’ “Awakenings” took place.
The grief, loneliness, worry, stress and fatigue can be overwhelming and absolutely devastating when losing a parent or spouse to dementia. If you’re not careful and self-aware, you can find yourself spiraling down into the dismal abyss of despair and depression. How do you keep this from happening? You have to take care of yourself […]
On Wednesday July 13, 2016, I had the privilege of speaking at the Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit. We started our day by attending the Ideagen U Cross-Sector Innovation Fellows Program at the EU Delegation to the UN. I was in a large conference room with some of the most brilliant and […]