1 New Year’s Suggestion for Dementia Carers

1 New Year’s Suggestion for Dementia Carers

Suggestions vs Resolutions Why suggestions instead of resolutions? It just sounds better. No one likes a bossypants. (I say from experience ;/ ) And only you know if you have the resolve to implement any particular idea. What I can do, though, is make the case for why...
Today Is The Best Day

Today Is The Best Day

Today Is The Best Day Dementia is a chronic, progressive condition without a cure. It always ends the same way. We cope with this set of facts in one of two ways. Some of us tell ourselves there isn’t really a problem, that it’s all in our heads. We’re being overly...
How To Have Happier Holiday Meals

How To Have Happier Holiday Meals

Happier Holiday Meals Happier holiday meals are possible. Your holiday meal experience doesn’t have to look like the one in the picture!  I’ve already shared tips and tricks for making travel less stressful and helping you figure out where to...
A Holiday at Home or The Community?

A Holiday at Home or The Community?

Celebrating At Your House vs Celebrating At The Community For dementia care partners with a parent or partner in memory care, this is a common dilemma. Should you bring your loved one to your house, or not? What’s the “right” answer? It depends. The questions below...

The Good Stuff, Week of 11/12/17

This week is a round-up of good stuff in one form or another, because it’s been a week, but I’m still playing the ‘I was in California hanging with family and I’m still exhausted from travel’ card. (Have you ever done this, or is it just...
Dementia and Holiday Travel

Dementia and Holiday Travel

Download your Holiday Travel Checklist & Tip Sheet by clicking HERE now. Dementia and Holiday Travel: Good Idea, or Not So Much? My mom and I had a pretty awful travel experience, which I recount in Keeping Your Cool When It All Goes Sideways. And it wasn’t even...
Look for The Joy

Look for The Joy

“J. Costello” Much to my surprise, I routinely get emails asking me for favors from random people I’ve never met. Not Nigerian princes tragically unable to claim their fortune without my banking info, exactly. No, I get requests like, “You should run my...
Is Yoga Good for Dementia?

Is Yoga Good for Dementia?

Is This A Good Idea? Is yoga good for dementia? I’d never given it any thought until recently. I was cleaning up my inbox when I came across a two month-old email from Margaret Manning, founder of Sixty+Me.com (where I’m a guest blogger). Tangled in a spam...