Hospice – the Next Step in Our Alzheimer’s Journey

Hospice – the Next Step in Our Alzheimer’s Journey

The “H” word… HOSPICE. It seems like everyone has a different idea of what “hospice” is – some ideas are accurate and some are misconceptions. Maybe it’s because hospice options can vary by disease, by age and by cultural...
Speaking of regret…

Speaking of regret…

Having a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s is hard. Many call it “the long goodbye” because you are watching them, often slowly, change and recede from the person you have always known to a shell of who they were. There may be days when you...
The text read “Are you up?” and my stomach fell…

The text read “Are you up?” and my stomach fell…

So I got a text one day from my mom at about 7:15 am, “are you up? Is Craig there?” Immediately I knew something was wrong… My stomach fell and I called her immediately – “yes and yes. What’s happening?” “Well I woke up...
The Health Benefits of Hugging

The Health Benefits of Hugging

There are days and times when you simply don’t know what to do… you don’t know how to support someone who is upset. You don’t know what to say when someone asks if there is anything they can do to help you. If you have a loved one with dementia...
Tai Chi for peace, strength and balance

Tai Chi for peace, strength and balance

I have been trying lots of different things for stress relief and fitness – from meditation to journaling to yoga – all good!  Recently I decided to try Tai Chi and I’m hooked! It feels a bit like yoga without laying down or being on all fours…...