Transitions in Dementia Part 1

Change is difficult. Change is difficult for everyone.  Change is more difficult for someone with Dementia.  It’s hard to adjust to something new if everything is new to you and you are unsure about what has gone before.  This makes it

Where can a Dementia Caregiver find support?

Caring for someone with memory loss is more than a fulltime job.  Anticipating their needs, their mistakes, their actions makes constant vigilance a necessary part of your existence.  This is neither good or bad it is just reality.  You are continually

Getting your ducks in a row!

One of the hardest things for caregivers of those with dementia is planning ahead.  To plan ahead you need to project what things will look like in the future and the future doesn’t seem too inviting when you are in

Available Resources

Available Resources

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/caring-person-alzheimers-disease/about-guide One of the best kept secrets is that there are informational resources available for caregivers, some of them free, that people can get access to via the internet.  These are resources from reputable organizations who have done their research.

A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights by Jo Horne

I have the right: To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my loved one. To seek help from others even though my loved ones