New Beginning

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Happy New Year? I don’t know about you but this time of the year always feels like a new beginning.  Even though the leaves are falling and we are coming close to the end of the calendar year, to me the coming of autumn always feels like the start of a new year.  September reawakens my little college town as … Read More

Dementia and the Holidays

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5 Strategies for Surviving the Holidays Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia can be quite a struggle on a daily basis. But add the busyness and activities of the holidays and many caregivers find themselves at their breaking point. The change in routine and added visitors can be very stressful on someone with … Read More

When it’s time to say goodbye

PatEducation, Family Caregiving8 Comments

Time to say goodbye

Six months ago today was the last time I spoke to my mother. She died peacefully in her sleep early the next morning. I didn’t write much about her in my previous blogs mostly because she was such a private person and her story was not mine to tell. But also because, from a family caregiving perspective, I had it … Read More