Ginny says, “I have a slight memory problem.”

More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/voices-with-dementia/ginny-i-have-a-slight-memory-problem/ Lifelong Florida resident, Ginny says, “As the years go by, some things don’t pop into my brain like they used to.” I was inspired to interview Ginny* after learning from Becky*, about their half-century friendship. They met when Becky was in Ginny’s high school gym class. “What was sh… Read More

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3 Simple Happiness Hacks for Caregivers

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Have you ever met someone who seems happy all the time? Maybe it’s that person who always has a cheery, upbeat greeting for everyone, or someone who inexplicably manages to remain positive amidst challenging circumstances. But it might make you wonder, “Why am I not one of those people?” A … Read More

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Watch Your Language: How Communication Influences the Care Relationship

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“No one likes to be given bad news, and a diagnosis of dementia is devastating. How wonderful it would be though if the bad news and negative language stopped at that point.” So begins a short article by Wendy Mitchell, who is living with dementia.  Wendy says the manner in which care provi… Read More

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Memory Error – A Short Film for Young People

More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/the-caregivers-voice-video-channel/memory-error-a-short-film-for-young-people/ The Peruvian Association for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias [Asociacion Peruana de Enfermedad de Alzheimer y Otras Demencias(APEAD)] with Entel, created a clever short video entitled E-Alz. Memory Error. [Error de Memoria] to help young people understand the effects of Alzheimer’s. Memory … Read More

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The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake People Make

More at… https://starlightcaregivers.com/blog/the-biggest-estate-planning-mistake-people-make/ If you are like most people, when you hear the words “estate planning,” you probably think of writing a will, to explain who will get what you own when you die. The problem is, a will has little or nothing to do with you. It’s all about planning for someone else. In reality, estate planning i… Read More

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