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December 2, 2019

Our family celebrated many holidays with Mom after her diagnosis of dementia. I recall on one particular Christmas, the morning of December 2016, we had to leave Mom's home because of a unexpected power shortage from a winter storm in her part of town. It was tough and...

November 6, 2019

"Dad accused me of stealing. I feel awful! I'd never take anything from him!"

"Why is Dad upset all the time?... he never was like that before?"

"What's going on with Mom? ...she doesn't want to go anywhere with me? "

You are not alone! Interactions like these are quite c...

October 5, 2019

How to allow risk in dementia care (Originally featured on Elizz.com)

Parentification is a term used to define the role reversal that happens when you act as a parent to your own parent. This is often seen in adult children, especially when there is a diagnosis of demen...

September 4, 2019

Mom and Dad have been together for 52 years--the first 50 years they lived a relatively normal married life with their fair share of ups and downs.

In the last 2 years, Dad became the primary caregiver for my Mom with dementia. When his own health started to decline it...

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