3 ways to Use Music When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

3 ways to Use Music When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

In the end of May I had a great conversation with Tryn Rose Seley, musician, singer and author of 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders. We talked about music and how it can be used to help both people with dementia or Alzheimer’s as well as family members...
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....
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...