Getting Rid of the “Reluctant Care Partner”

When did caregiving become something that is so incredibly shameful? When did it become a burden instead of a gift or purpose in life? The reluctant care partner has become the socially acceptable way to refer to oneself, and it has me wondering what it truly means to work in service of another’s care. SinceContinue reading “Getting Rid of the “Reluctant Care Partner””

If It Works for Everyone Else, Why Won’t It Work for Those with Dementia?

Part 2 of the conversations. To read part one check out We Went to Paris Last time we talked about going to Paris, play, theatre, imagination and those sparkle-in-the-eye moments. How by engaging creatively, we can validate and support others. So, where do we go from here? Well, that will require some reflection, honest conversations,Continue reading “If It Works for Everyone Else, Why Won’t It Work for Those with Dementia?”

Death and Dying Shouldn’t Be Awkward

A microscope is on death. But have we learned anything about how to accompany someone through the process of dying, death, and grief?  We have found ourselves talking about death more these past few months. But we still fear it. We express our desires to support others as their loved one passes. But we stillContinue reading “Death and Dying Shouldn’t Be Awkward”

January is the Recombobulation Area of the Year

January is the Recombobulatin Area of the year. We go through the excitement, the rush, and sometimes the stress of the holidays and find ourselves on the other side of the season needing to put ourselves back together, clear our heads, and figure out where we are going next. If you have ever traveled throughContinue reading “January is the Recombobulation Area of the Year”

Seniors Reap Added Benefits from Church Attendance

Guest Post While most of us in the church community recognize the religious benefits of church attendance, science is endorsing participation for additional reasons.  It seems researchers are agreeing that church is good for us, particularly as we age.  There are valuable contributions to our quality of life that can be measured, in addition toContinue reading “Seniors Reap Added Benefits from Church Attendance”

Cost Transparency in Aging and Dementia

There is a need for greater cost transparency in our health care and aging system. There is a need for us to re-examine the worth associated with various services, actives, and positions within the aging and dementia services and professions. There is a need to talk about the cost of aging!