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Here’s to the emotional landscape of being the daughter of a mother living with Alzheimer’s. When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
In the heat of summer, it’s always important to remember to help our seniors stay cool in the warm weather. If the senior in your life enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, it’s a big plus. Just as in the winter we think about keeping warm, staying cool and hydrated during the summer months is equally as important.
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
When you or someone you care about can no longer live safely alone, big decisions are in store. The transition from complete independence to having to rely on others for help with things you used to do on your own such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, food preparation, or driving, can be a difficult one.
Nadine Roberts Cornish founded The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC in 2009. She has an extensive background in public health education and served as an independent consultant for 15 years with California’s Department of Health Services where she provided expertise on some of the state’s most innovative social marketing campaigns. Nadine’s most important role was as a 15 year caregiver to her mother. Those experiences were the catalyst for her inaugural book, “Tears In My Gumbo…The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience.”
Deborah Myers is the Founder and Director of Health at Your Fingertips and works with people who want to feel healthier, be stronger and increase their vitality. She is passionate about empowering others to live in a balanced and healthy way. In her private practice, she assists individual clients in their search for stress reduction, pain relief and healing. Deborah is a Certified Acupressurist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and has been seeing clients for over 20 years.