5 Things to Know When Caring for Relatives with Dementia

Finding out that your loved one has dementia can be difficult and scary. You know their lifestyle will inevitably change, and you know one day, they might not remember who you are. It can be a very overwhelming and heartbreaking thought, and taking care of such a relative can be extremely challenging. It requires a…

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Dementia Resources for Caregivers – Parenting your Parents

Do you carry the tough challenge of caring for a parent as their health and memory deteriorates? What are the key signs to know when my fears are justified or just paranoia? Is her forgetfulness normal? What is the difference between regular ole’ dementia vs. Alzheimers? Learn more about Alzheimer’s vs Dementia with the resources…

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimers & Brain Awareness month. Whether you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or just getting diagnosed, the Alzheimer’s Association website has a lot of resources to help. Use their Alzheimer’s Navigator to help you map out your future or plan the future with your loved one. You can also check out our…

Caregiver Moments

Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better. Visit our resources to find ways to cope with stressful caregiving moments. Subscribe to Jane S. Daly’s blog for help and hope as you journey through the Caregiving Season. www.facebook.com/janesdaly @queenjanedaly

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Resources

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Face Special Challenges Information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, is available on the the Alzheimer’s Association website Alz.org Alzheimer’s Support for Caregivers Online: Discussion Groups, Videos and more… http://alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu/ A discussion group: https://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx Newly diagnosed? These sites may be helpful: The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving http://www.helpguide.org/articles/caregiving/support-for-alzheimers-and-dementia-caregivers.htm…

Caregiving Season – A Time For Hope

I had the privilege of talking with Dr. Freda Crews of Time For Hope. Her television program inspires and informs Christians who struggle with physical, emotional, and spiritual issues. Dr. Freda V. Crews, D. Min., Ph.D., is the Director of Time for Hope Ministries and the host of Time for Hope, the internationally syndicated television…

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I’m Afraid to Die

In my father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:12 “I’m afraid to die.” I’ve heard this comment from more than one older person. And all are professing Christians. What is going on? Christians have an abiding belief…

Everyone I know Is Dead – Part 2

Aging and isolation, helping elders cope with seclusion when they start losing loved ones. I met Alene when she lived with her son, Greg and his wife. She is another elderly woman who struggled with loss and loneliness, but her story is different. When Alene became too frail for Greg and his wife to provide…

New Year, Same Old Caregiving

As we look to a brand new year, it brings to mind new beginnings. A fresh start. Maybe do things differently this year. Here are some resolutions I’ve made to make 2017 better than 2016 in my role as caregiver for my ninety-three-year-old mother: Give more grace. I need to remind myself that she’s 93,…

Homebound for the Holidays – Caregiving Challenges

  What are your plans for Christmas and New Year’s? Do they include a house-bound parent, spouse, or child? Do you dream of going away for the holidays, but can’t because of caregiving responsibilities? My mother’s birthday is Christmas Eve. She’ll be ninety-three this year. Mom expects a big family dinner on her birthday. How…