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...
Finding and keeping your strength to move forward…

Finding and keeping your strength to move forward…

“Sometimes you have to leave the safety of the shore to find your strength.” This is a design that I created for my art business but that is inspired by the dementia and Alzheimer’s journey. Strength and inner peace seem to ebb and flow. There are...
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...