Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted

My brother and I said the same thing when our parents asked what items we’d want after they passed: the smiling flower plaster figurine. The one that advises, “Let’s be happy while we’re here,” and has hung in the bathroom for as long as...
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...