Walk To End Alzheimer’s – All About Fundraising & More

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, In talking to Ginny Roth, walk coordinator for a Northern California walk, I learned about the importance of the fundraising in helping find a cure. […]

Becoming a Savvy Caregiver

  The Savvy Caregiver Program is a training program for caregivers like you. Caregiving is a role far different from being a spouse or child.  Those terms describe relationships. Assisting and guiding someone who is living with a chronic illness is the definition of caregiving. It is work. The caregiving role has a “job description”. […]

Preserving Skills in People Living With Dementia

Dementia with Dignity book

When families recognize which skills are lost and which are retained in Dementia distress is greatly reduced for everyone. Focusing on the skills that remain will make our caregiving journey easier and hopefully less stressful.

Art Therapy for Older Adults

When someone has memory loss many close to them feel that they can no longer appreciate art. That’s not the case. IN this episode we discuss how to use art therapy to give someone living with dementia some pleasure.

My Mom Marge – (Non Alzheimer’s dementia)

In today’s episode I have a conversation with Pam about her journey with her Mom Marge.  Marge is my Mom’s “next-door neighbor” and started her journey in a different way than my Mom. Pam talks about her Mom, their struggles, what it’s like now.  Marge does not have Alzheimer’s, she has frontal temporal dementia that […]