Do you have a parent or loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s?
Each person will have a different story, a different journey, a different role and level of involvement.
Are you a daughter or son of someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s?
You may be the primary caregiver, a strong second or the family researcher and option finder.
There are so many ways people are affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s but what is clear, is that many, many people are going through this too. You don’t have to go through it alone…
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Pivot to Happy is for the COURAGEOUS family members who have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's.
We want to help you Pivot to Happy through a difficult journey.
About Tara Reed, founder
My dad's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2012 changed my life and became the beginning of a new business.
I'm a daughter/caregiver, with professional certifications from the Alzheimer's Association, in the business of helping others struggle less when dementia impacts their family.
Life is hard when you don't know what to expect...
When your loved one seems sweet and "reasonable" in one moment then gets frustrated over something that seems so minor.
At one point my dad's behavior was so unusual for him that we didn't know what to do.
My mom was at her wit's end and had a hard time not getting caught up in the moment.
Trying not to take things personally, get upset, annoyed or argue back felt impossible.I didn't know how to help make things better.
The fact of the matter is, we had no idea WHY he was acting the way he was let alone how to respond to it.
We did our best but it wasn't good enough: it was a constant state of struggle, stress and conflict.
I hit the books. I hit the blogs.
I learned as much as I could about what was happening and how to handle it.
What I discovered changed our journey and can change yours too.
This site is full of practical information about resources to help you shorten your learning curve, decrease your stress and navigate the dementia and Alzheimer's journey with as much peace and grace as possible.
This video gives a glimpse at how Alzheimer's has affected my entire family... please watch and share to raise awareness and so no one feels alone on this journey.
George Reed, March 8, 1939 - August 2, 2016
More about Tara Reed...
Tara Reed is an artist and has been licensing her art for products (or "stuff" as she likes to say!) since 2004.
She is an experienced writer, speaker and teacher - having built the industry leading resource for artists to learn about the art licensing industry through the websites ArtLicensingInfo.com and ArtLicensingBlog.com.
She sold the art education portion of her business to pursue her passion for helping others PIVOT TO HAPPY!
You can learn more about Tara's art and design business at TaraReed.com
Contact - Need to get in touch?
Tara Reed Designs Inc / Pivot to Happy
11575 SW Pacific Hwy #143
Tigard OR 97223