One of the biggest caregiver challenges is managing difficult behaviors. People living with memory loss don’t realize they’re being unreasonable. Difficult behavior is an unfortunate by-product of their disease.
Navigating our loved one’s behaviors and our own emotions is crucial to caregiving success. However, no one has a clear path to making that happen. This episode of Fading Memories dives into a few behaviors and how we might handle them.
Conflict is a natural part of human interaction. As we age, all of us face difficult decisions that affect our loved ones and often bring up strong emotions. Many of us avoid talking about the subject because we are afraid to cause a family conflict or even a legal battle. This delay can force us to make decisions at a time of crisis, the worst possible time for peaceful and effective communications.
At what point did we become the parent to our parents? For some of us, this transition happened slowly over time. Others have been thrust into the role because of a crisis. Regardless of how the role-reversal happened, it comes with a host of challenges we may not be ready for.
Research has linked social isolation to higher risks of physical & mental conditions; Alzheimer’s & death are just two of them. Becoming isolated frequently happens “naturally” and there are many ways to combat this issue. Discussing senior isolation came naturally with my guest, Rebecca Graulich. She’s a past guest who started a foundation to […]
When it comes to eldercare we frequently need a partner. Even for those who plan ahead, making decisions for our loved one is a huge challenge. For those living with memory loss, it’s nearly impossible to know what they’ll need, when they’ll need it and how we’ll provide the care. Enter and eldercare consultant. What […]
The Story of the I’m Up App Independence, security, and peace of mind have never been easier to achieve for someone living alone. Using the simple check in-app on your phone, your loved ones are notified that you’re up and you’re doing just fine. This episode of Fading Memories tells the story behind the […]
I’ve had dogs all my life. However, I was not aware of canine caregivers until Ben & Michele of “Dogs in the News” podcast approached me. The idea was to create a shared episode to educate people about these dogs. After my conversation with Ben & Michele, I now want to get and train a […]
Blue Hydrangeas is a beautiful novel with a truly important message. When a spouse has Alzheimer’s we want to do everything we can. Sometimes, that requires rethinking our lives and getting creative.
The Family Home – What to do now? Part 2 Part 1 of this series is here. Seniors want to age in place, a completely understandable desire which makes it vitally important to do what we can to make their home safe & enjoyable. There are many things to consider so starting sooner rather than […]