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Helpful Caregiving Question


Garvin, my brother-in-law had been suffering from dementia for approximately 7 years.  With each year, we saw a diminishing of the person we knew and loved.  He died this past July, and I wrote his wife, Barbara, the following email: Dear Barbara: I can only begin to imagine what it would be like to have […]

Handling The Holidays With Dementia


Even though your mother, father or loved one will not remember that you were there bringing gifts and loving them, hold this memory in your own heart.  Know that your acts of love and kindness toward this person are appreciated IN THE MOMENT.  You are making a difference for that person IN THE MOMENT.  And that’s a […]

Older People Have Ears and Feelings


Do we sometimes forget that older people have ears and feelings? Please remember that even though an elderly person may be experiencing some dementia, they still have ears and can hear. They still have feelings, and they still struggle to hold on to some self-respect and dignity. Follow the wise saying which my mother taught […]