Tips for the Spring Holiday

Happy Holidays! This week we are getting ready to celebrate Easter, or Passover with our families. Holiday’s come with challenges when one of our guests is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our Easter and Passover festivities can be busy and high-paced. Our loved...

A Divine Encounter

Sometimes life hands us a bill that is difficult to deal with. But we are blessed with this unbelievable strength to show up for it. Yesterday, I was taken in disbelief–my heart broke, but I felt that my work here is valuable to those I get the pleasure of working...

Caring for your loved one

Caretakers may feel frustrated and powerless when caring for someone they love. It can be difficult to accept and assimilate to the changes in their family and lifestyle. Dementia and Alzheimer come with confusion, disorientation, changes in behavior, aggression, and...

My Aunt Mickey

This week I am taking a personal trip to New York to visit someone special to me. My aunt Mickey is 95 years old and is living with Alzheimer’s. No one ever expects the disease that tarnishes memories to hit their family. I sure didn’t expect it! I have learned over...

A Seamless Transition

We make promises to our parents. They beg us not to ever put them in a nursing home as we age, and we tell them okay. I’ve heard this story so many times. Most of it comes from the fear of these awful stories in the press. Now, I cannot stand here and tell you that...