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    How To Deal with Tough Questions (And NOT Make It Worse!): Embracing Therapeutic Fiblets

How To Deal with Tough Questions (And NOT Make It Worse!): Embracing Therapeutic Fiblets

What do you do when Mom calls to say she’s at (long-deceased) Grandma’s and is wondering where Dad [also gone] is? What’s the communication strategy in that situation? Knowing to approach from the front is great; breaking a task into short, concise instructions is helpful– but what does any of that have to do […]

This Makes Me Want To SCREAM!

Have you heard this one? Mom lives in a care community, and every time Mom’s approached for care, she screams and strikes out. Because Mom is so uncooperative with care, caregivers use restraints. Additionally, the care community is requesting the family hire private caregivers.
I wish I could say this is a really bad joke. […]

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    How To Know When It’s Time For Memory Care: 4 Things To Consider

How To Know When It’s Time For Memory Care: 4 Things To Consider

“How will I know when it’s time for memory care?” Hands down, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I hear. Here’s how I help my private clients figure it out:

What are you hoping for? There’s no wrong answer here, and I ask this question because so many people think that having […]

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    Why Skipping This One Step Keeps You Stuck (& How To Get Unstuck)

Why Skipping This One Step Keeps You Stuck (& How To Get Unstuck)

One of the hardest parts about having a loved one living with dementia is _________________. Fill in the blank, because depending on the day/hour/moment, it could be anything, right? It could be multiple things.

But underneath all the moment-by-moment, day-by-day challenges, I’ve watched (time and again and again and again…) this one thing wreak havoc […]

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    The #1 Key to Providing Amazingly Awesome Care for A Person Living with Dementia

The #1 Key to Providing Amazingly Awesome Care for A Person Living with Dementia

If you care for a person living with dementia, you’ve probably been focusing on (or been urged to focus on) the following issues:

What stage are they in?
Who’s the best doctor?
When’s the right time for placement?
Where’s the right place for placement?
Who’s best to get their affairs in order: attorney, financial […]