How to Improve a Parent’s Life with #Dementia @TogetherNThis

By Mike Good Everyone needs enrichment and purpose in their life – it’s what keeps us happy and intrigued with life. By and large, we can create this for ourselves. But when someone has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, at some point, they will need others to help them maintain enrichment and purpose on a […]

Empathy, Compassion and Joy in #Alzheimer’s Care @Alzheimer’sread

  Empathy, Compassion and Joy in Alzheimer’s Care I am sitting here thinking about the role of empathy in dementia care. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer’s Reading Room The caregiver begins to acquire empathy by asking how, why, what. How is the person who is deeply forgetful feeling? Why is the person who is deeply forgetful […]

#Alzheimer’s Care, The Power of Purpose in Our Lives @BobDeMarco

Alzheimer’s Care, The Power of Purpose in Our Lives | Alzheimer’s Reading Room “There is a difference between success and purposefulness. Success is what happens to you. Purpose is what happens through you. Meaningfulness is what you give away to others.” – Bob DeMarco, Alzheimer’s Reading Room By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer’s Reading Room It is […]

Bklyner interview with Circle of Care #caregiver

The Bklyner spoke with “Sandra Goodridge, a Fort Greene resident who is a caregiver for her 87-year-old mother, while also running a consulting business. Goodridge’s mother lives in Brownsville. Goodridge had been looking for help over a year, and saw an ad for Alzheimer’s caregiving and support in May, 2016. After meeting with a PSS […]

The #Caregiver’s Bill of Rights #Alzheimer’sReadingRoom

If Alzheimer’s caregivers exercised their rights, their stress could be greatly lessened, and their physical and mental health would likely be improved. Contributed by Marie Marley Alzheimer’s Reading Room Whether they realize it or not caregivers do have rights – lots of them. This list has been circulating on the internet for a long time […]

Just normal forgetfulness…. or Memory Loss?

Just normal forgetfulness…. or Memory Loss? You’re forgetting names, losing things, making mistakes in your normal activities… is it normal aging or is it time to see your doctor?   These are normal signs of aging: You are concerned about your memory, but your relatives are not You make occasional errors when balancing a checkbook […]