Mar 28, 2017

I Decided to Talk About My Own Caregiver Life Today

I lead a purposeful and meaning life while caring from my mom. My life was rich in spirit and I have no regrets.


I lead a purposeful and meaning life while caring from my mom

Today I decided to write about me.

Back when I was caring for my mom Jane Gross wrote an article about the Alzheimer's Reading Room on the New Old Age blog on the New York Times website. If you have not yet read it, go here.

During my time as a full time caregiver for my mom, Dotty, many people worried about me. I took care of my mom for 8 and a half years, 3,112 days. Right up until the day she went to Heaven right here in our home.



Dementia Care - They Love Us More

It is not unusual for an Alzheimer's caregiver to wonder if the person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia still loves them. Do they?


The simple actions that person living with dementia enact each day can lead us to only one conclusion.

They love us more because we are their connection to the world.

The Best Way to Find Solutions to the Problems that Caregivers Face Each Day



Alzheimer's Care, The Power of Purpose in Our Lives

It is my belief that if Alzheimer's caregivers will open their mind, along with their heart, they can come to only one main conclusion - they are leading a meaningful and purposeful life.


It is my belief that each Alzheimer's caregiver is leading a meaningful and purposeful life. We are I believe operating at a very high station in life.

I believe that each person is searching for meaning and purpose in their life. Meaning and purpose!


Mar 27, 2017

Daycare for Dementia Patients Reduces Caregiver Stress

Research indicates that stress on caregivers is lowered, and mood is improved, on days when dementia patients attend adult day care programs.


Stress on caregivers is lowered, and mood is improved, on days when dementia patients attend adult day care programs.
The importance of adult day care as a tool in effective caregiving cannot not be underestimated.

Even one or two days a week can make a difference, and keep the dementia patient at home and out of a nursing home or memory care facility.