When a parent has dementia or Alzheimers

When a parent has dementia or Alzheimers

Life gets turned on it's head. (That's the simplified version of what happens!) Life before dementia seems like a distant memory. It comes on like a subtle fog – barely perceptible until you are engulfed and can't see two feet in front of you. The world goes...
I Remember When…

I Remember When…

As my dad has entered the final stages of dementia my family has had more “I remember when…” conversations. As his memory and abilities fade, we are looking back on this Alzheimer's journey and remembering both the struggles and the silver...
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Today is my parent's 53rd wedding anniversary. My mom was 19 when she vowed to stand by my dad through better or worse, in sickness and in health. My dad was 24. Thankfully there was more BETTER and HEALTH through the 53 years but there has definitely been a lot of...
We all need more empathy in our lives…

We all need more empathy in our lives…

Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between SYMPATHY and EMPATHY?  They are similar at a glance but worlds apart when you really look at how they work and more importantly, how they FEEL. After watching this video by Brene Brown I find myself referring...