Supporting Your Caregiving Parent

Supporting Your Caregiving Parent

Question: “My dad (who's retired) is the primary caregiver. How can I help alleviate his stress (other than stepping in for him) and ensure that he can ‘keep it all together’ when I see how tough it is to take care of my mother?” --Member of the Dementia Sherpa tribe...
Is A Good Death Possible?

Is A Good Death Possible?

“Is such a thing even possible?” Mike asked when I told him I was working on an article about creating a good death. Once I told him more about what I meant, he was intrigued and suggested we talk about it on The Alzheimer’s Podcast. So…is a good death even...
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...