Category: Family Caregiver

Communing with God

During this Covid 19 Pandemic, when church is not available to many, people have found their own special ways to communicate with God.  Does it Help?  It certainly does.  God Hears us, especially in quietness and stillness, when there are no interruptions, when you are relaxed and ready to commune. I have a neighbor who […]

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Turning Lemons into Lemonade

A very major transition in life would be your loved one’s health deteriorating to a point that he or she needs to be cared for, mostly by you.  Instead of socializing and having fun together, you are now thrown into a care giving role.  Are you prepared?  Perhaps not. Your whole life changes from one […]

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Activities For Senior Men

So many male clients who have dementia, end up isolated with their best friends being their family caregiver and the television. Studies show that inactivity and lack of socialization lead to an unhappy life and an early death. Figuring out activity for a senior male who has worked all his life, perhaps without hobbies is […]

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Why Is Balance So Important?

I used to marvel at tight rope walkers in the circus.  How could they have such great balance and confidence. In my younger years I was in lots of activities such as swimming, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, softball and track. I never thought about balance because it was never an issue.  When I got older, I […]

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Be Creative with Tie Dyeing

So often we wrack our brains to bring out the creative side of our loved ones who have dementia. You’ll want to do something that is relatively quick and easy.  Yet you’ll want the end-product to look fantastic.  Have I got a project for you…tie dyeing. A few weeks ago, an artist friend of mine, […]

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Be Creative With Tie Dyeing

So often we wrack our brains to bring out the creative side of our loved ones who have dementia. You’ll want to do something that is relatively quick and easy.  Yet you’ll want the end-product to look fantastic.  Have I got a project for you…tie dyeing. A few weeks ago, an artist friend of mine, […]

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Is It Dementia?

Sometimes it may appear that your loved one has a form of dementia.  However, other problems may be the cause of their dementia-like symptoms. One of my clients went to the hospital with kidney problems due to dehydration. She also had congestive heart failure and suffered from depression.  For months she had not been taking […]

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Preparing for the Holidays

The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with loved ones who have dementia, the holidays can be tiring and stressful.  With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.  Some suggestions include: Prepare the Guests.  Explain what has happened to the […]

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