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August 8, 2022
When is the best time for memory care for your loved one?

What is a Memory Care Facility? A memory care facility is a kind of long-term care that provides care and services to individuals with dementia or other cognitive impairments. Memory care facilities are sometimes called dementia care homes, Alzheimer's, or nursing homes. How do we discuss a move with someone living with Alzheimer's or dementia? […]

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June 9, 2022
“Nothing Is Wrong With My Mind!” – Anosognosia Explained

Coping with Denial in Someone Living with Alzheimer’s For a long time, I thought Mom was in denial. Then I learned about anosognosia. Having walked the Alzheimer’s journey for 20 years with Mom I was a part of many of the strange phases that accompany this disease. The one thing that always surprised me was […]

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June 9, 2022
Assemble A Caregiving Team

Whenever I meet someone new who has a family member with Alzheimer’s, the first thing I tell them is to assemble a caregiving team. Well, actually, I talk to them first, and ask questions, but it’s all in search of information. Most of us take on caregiving out of love and, yes, responsibility. They are […]

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June 9, 2022
Caregivers & Employment – A Look at the Challenges

Caregivers & employment challenges were a big problem before Covid-19 made them worse. This is a companion article to the podcast episode Caregiving & Employment – Make it All Work. Currently, there are over 16 million Americans that require help with daily living. Most of these people get help from unpaid family members and friends. Some […]

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June 9, 2022
Am I A Caregiver?

Am I a caregiver is not likely a question most of us are asking about ourselves. By defining what a caregiver is, most of us will understand that what we’ve been doing qualifies as caregiving. Is it even essential to label ourselves in such a way? Answering that question is personal, but there are good […]

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June 9, 2022
Helping Your Loved One With Eating

It’s normal to have trouble eating in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. Also, it’s not unusual for people living with the disease to stop eating altogether. Understandably, this causes caregivers a lot of concern. The first thing to do is to stay calm. While understandable, going into panic mode will make it tougher to find […]

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June 9, 2022
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020 “Virtual” Addition

As I sat down to start this article on this year’s Walk, I had a phone call. Last year’s East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chairperson called to tell me that she is dedicating her walk to my Mom. Such a special message to hear. I know my Mom would have liked Ginny. The 2020 […]

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June 9, 2022
End-Of-Life Considerations

End-of-life considerations can be hard, but necessary.  My friend’s dad died today. He was 89, and he had contracted the Coronavirus. Before that, he had several other chronic health issues. He had also been a widower for almost four years. These details needed consideration as the family decided on a course of action. Dad had […]

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June 9, 2022
A Caregiver’s List of Virtual Resources for Older Adults

Older adults deserve access to resources that can help them maintain happiness, wellness, and autonomy. Aging may introduce a number of challenges, but opportunities to access care, entertain themselves, boost their social lives, and continue learning should be made within reach for them by caregivers as much as possible. Here’s a list of various virtual […]

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June 9, 2022
Emergency Preparedness in Senior Care (video)

We all need to be more savvy about emergency preparedness, but doubly so for caregivers. Louisiana officials recently revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that evacuated patients to a warehouse where seven of them died ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall. Hurricane Katrina should have been the warning shot when it comes to emergency preparedness […]

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Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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