10 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

When I read or hear news confirming the possibility of preventing or delaying Alzheimer’s I am renewed with hope!  The idea that my future can be influenced by the choices I make today is pretty powerful and it helps me stay the course of being an Alzheimer’s Warrior. That’s why I love this recent article […]

10 Reasons I’m Grateful for Alzheimer’s Disease

All that we behold is full of blessings.    ~  William Wordsworth Yesterdays post about Alzheimer’s disease killing my mom was honest.  It wasn’t meant to be anything other than that.   I have experienced many emotions throughout the course of my mom’s disease.  I’ve been sad, frustrated, joyful, embarrassed, protective, impatient, scared and yes angry.  But […]

Finding Joy in Little White Lies

There’s a book I want to tell you about. It’s called “Creating Moments of Joy” by Jolene Brackey and it has completely changed the way I communicate with my mom. I love this book so much, I think it should be required reading for anyone who interacts with an Alzheimer’s sufferer. It’s a book about […]

Mindfulness for Caregiver Relief

I’ve often said that being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is the hardest job there is because it’s a 24/7 thankless, monotonous, mind numbing job. It’s similar to taking care of a child.  Except this child has zero short-term memory, limited common sense and problem solving skills and a quickly diminishing capacity to […]

Bucket List

What would you do if you knew you had twenty years to live? How would you live the rest of your life? I recently realized twenty years could be all the time I have left to live with a sound mind. Both my mother and grandmother were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when they were about 70. […]