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November - Alzheimer's Awareness Month: A Video for Caregivers

Alzheimer's is a family disease. National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor the 16 million family members and friends who provide an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care to those living with Alzheimer's disease…
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Full Moon Shift

A very funny story from JW who recalls one of his Mom's nursing adventures! Full Moon Shift There were a few nurses in the audience yesterday. In between songs I was talking about the full moon and how my Mother, who was nurse, always…

BLUFFTON/HH SUN: "Staying Hydrated"

Staying hydrated is serious business for seniors Karen Doughtie Published: July 17, 2018   Summer is the time for family, fun and outdoor activities. But, with temperatures rising, there is an increased risk for becoming dehydrated. READ…
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BACK FROM BRITAIN:THE CARE PARTNER

For what seemed like an eternity I was "locked up" in England, not in the Tower of London with the Ravens, but in my Mum's new world. A world of severe physical illness, disability and the insidious loss of short term memory. After several…
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A LETTER FROM BRITAIN: DENIAL

I'm staying in England for a few weeks with the intention of helping my 94 year old  "Mum" to transition from a lengthy stay in hospital back to her own home. Sadly, this is the second time this year that my Mother has been through this…
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THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

I was just reflecting on my last post, which highlighted the difficult journey experienced by  Caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia. In her introduction to Memory Matters book "Meet Me Where I Am", our…
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MEET ME WHERE I AM

In the tightly knit world of Memory Matters there are numerous human stories warmly recollected and forever cherished by those who have been touched by them. Whether they are staff, volunteers or the families living with the dementia of a…