“Nothing Is Wrong With My Mind!” – Anosognosia Explained

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

So, how does one deal with anosognosia? If they’re convinced nothing is wrong with them, and they don’t need help, isn’t attempting to make them understand going to make things worse?

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is finding a way to work with their “denial” is important in your caregiving journey

Are These Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Am I showing signs of Alzheimer's?

Among my older friends I sometimes hear “guess I’m getting Alzheimer’s”. This is in response to forgetting something or not being able to recall things as easily.

Flex Your Brain Muscle with Neurosize

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Are you looking for a way to flex your brain muscle in a fun and creative way? Would you also like to improve your connection with others, especially your loved one? Fun makes us stronger and feel better. Games that engage, entertain and stimulate the brain in a fun and creative ways help you think […]

Deciphering Dementia Speak – Repetitive Questions

One of the biggest struggles of communicating with a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is repetitive questions or comments. I struggled with this with my Mom and it took me a while to understand why she asks a particular question over and over.  That allowed me to figure out how to deal with the […]

Thinking for Two – Communication Issues

  We’ve all heard the wives tale that a pregnant woman is eating for two.  Most people are probably unaware that people caring for someone with memory loss requires thinking for two. After a visit with Mom, even a good one, I was exhausted both mentally and physically, I’m drained and it’s got worse as she […]

Caregivers-Lots of Self-Care Strategies Here!

Barbara Cohn Calmer Waters

In this episode, I bring you as many tips, suggestions, and ideas as we could fit in an hour. My guest, Barbara Cohn cared for her husband for a decade. He had younger-onset Alzheimer’s. In writing her book Calmer Waters, it was Barbaras’ goal to help other caregivers feel happier, have more energy and time for themselves, sleep better, and feel more relaxed.

Clinginess, Persistent Behaviors and Emotions

Older woman & her caregiver interacting

…it’s not unusual for a memory-impaired person to display fretful emotions or even follow you around constantly. It wasn’t until I understood just how strange & frightening the world must be when you forget all the time that I was able to take her distressed greeting much more in stride.

A Ray of Hope? Stabilizing Cognitive Decline

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We all want to avoid cognitive decline. What if you could fill your room with a light that promotes brain health? Would you use a product that enhances your daily routine, promotes wellness in a safe, non-invasive way?

Why Are You Sick, Fat & Tired? Healthier Lifestyles

Why Are You Sick, Fat and Tired book cover

What can we do to live healthier lifestyles, feel, and look better? Is there anything we can do to lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia? If you want to take care of your health and need a system that is simple and successful with positive results in as short of time as possible then this is the podcast episode for you.