Could You Have “Caregiver Dementia”?

Could You Have “Caregiver Dementia”?

Ever had a really bad cold? The kind that makes it impossible to sleep at night unless you’ve downed a bottle of NyQuil and are sitting upright? The kind that makes you swear you’ll never, ever again take your health for granted, if only you can breathe through your...
Just Ask!

Just Ask!

Cara Marcum is the Program Director at Piatt County Services for Seniors in rural Illinois. She sent me an email last week that started out like this: “Christy, For your book, might I suggest….” Obviously, I was hooked. I called Cara to discuss her...
Who We Really Are

Who We Really Are

Updated August 20, 2017 This post originally appeared November 13, 2016, with the following note. This feels like a good time to run it again, with a few additions. I’d previously said that this week would be about how to put the kibosh on holiday meltdowns...
Managing Family Conflict In Dementia

Managing Family Conflict In Dementia

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging…especially when it comes to managing family conflict in dementia. Typically, the whole family is pulling together...