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Regular Medication Checks

Diagnosis: Vascular Dementia morphed into Alzheimer’s disease combo Recently my father was admitted to hospice inpatient for a fall he took down the stairs. We spent 2 weeks changing medications around to try to keep him comfortable and calm. The good news: NOTHING was broken. He recovered and was finally able to move back homeContinue reading “Regular Medication Checks”

Hospice Can Help You

Many people believe that hospice is only reserved for those with only a short time to live, like less than a month. Hospice is brought in for emergency care by the hospitals or doctors often when there is a terminal issue, but it is so much more than that. It actually is for people withContinue reading “Hospice Can Help You”

Activities

I was helping my mom brainstorm ideas to keep my dad busy. Here are a few we came up with that he could still do that he might enjoy. It was hard to create a very long list as we know what he used to like to do, but couldn’t think of a way toContinue reading “Activities”

Resources for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers

While there are resources for those with dementia, it can be daunting to access them. Many places have had to go online or virtual for their care consultations and often in person meetings are unavailable. This can certainly create issues for those without internet access or ability to navigate complex websites. Below I’ll share aContinue reading “Resources for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers”

What’s Normal with Dementia?

You’ve probably already heard the saying that “normal” is just a setting on the washing machine. I’ve learned there really is no normal with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sure, some things are similar between one person or another with the disease, but what’s normal for one individual may not be normal for another. The process canContinue reading “What’s Normal with Dementia?”


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