Too often, when someone receives a diagnosis of any type of dementia, they are seen a just that; a person with dementia. These stories are about human beings. They are about people like you and me; people with hopes and plans for the future, a life worth remembering.
They say Alzheimer’s is a series of goodbyes. And It’s true. I have said goodbye to so many things I had with Mom. What has been a surprise is that the very last goodbye has been harder than I ever expected. I said goodbye to Mom knowing who I was on my 51st birthday. […]
How could I resist a humble fundraising assistance request? When it comes from a young man that wants to cure Alzheimer’s, I couldn’t. Instead of just resharing posts on Instagram, we created this bonus episode. In this bonus episode, I talk to Akum Dhillion. He is a young man who was inspired by his Grandmother […]
Being able to feed our brains while on the go is enough challenge. Doing so in a healthy way is even more so. This podcast episode talks about healthy brain nutrition and a new product that makes on-the-go brain health eastier.
Caregiving has enough challenges. Adding in our new challenges due to the Covid-19 virus is almost too much. I’ve been checking in with past guests to see how they’re coping. This episode is with Richard Creighton. He was one of two guests on the Caregiver Grief episode. Richard is caring for his wife Kate. Our […]
Most of us see a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s as the beginning of a journey that will be filled with frustration, sadness and possibly worse. There are very few positive stories we can read. But, what if, just by the way we approach caring for our loved one we can actually help keep their mind stimulated?
When it comes to caring for your loved one, do you feel like you are the expert? Do you ever feel like the medical profession has no idea how to handle a person living with Alzheimer’s? Have you had to educate doctors, nurses, and every medical professional you encounter? What’s been your experience after you’ve […]
Covid-19 has upended our world. As if Alzheimer’s weren’t bad enough, now we have to contend with more uncertainties than ever! I thought it would be helpful to check in with past guests, see how they’re coping and get tips to share. This bonus episode check-in was with Susan Straley the author of “Alzheimer’s Trippin’ […]
Can we use food as a medicine? My guest, Dawn Renee has a compelling story of self-care & recovery. After a debilitating month in bed and a lifetime of chronic illnesses, Dawn believes you can. She has spent the past decade learning from others while assisting them with their daily health issues. Their experiences demonstrate […]
A caregiver’s journey is not an easy one. There’s stress, frustration, sadness, even anger. There are many ways to cope with these feelings, some good, some not so good. Learning mindfulness from my guest helped me tremendously. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Tune in to learn how mindfulness can help you with your caregiver stress reduction.