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...
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...