To Be Grateful, Always

Today, all across this country people are celebrating Thanksgiving. We celebrate with prayer, by watching parades, by preparing foods that carry with them great tradition, and by gathering with loved ones. It is a day that is seen as kicking off the holiday season, and with it comes a range of emotions and experiences. ItContinue reading “To Be Grateful, Always”

To Build Our Community

Day Two! Today is where you come in. Welcome! Yesterday we looked at the past, and today we look at the present. The tides are changing and so much good is happening. People are starting to include individuals with dementia into the conversation and the development of care. Families have access to more helplines, supportContinue reading “To Build Our Community”

One Year!

ONE YEAR!!! Okay, maybe I shouldn’t shout, but I am happy to say it has been one year since I formalized my work with dementia into what I have been calling Bonae Memoriae. Over the next four days, I will be writing posts and sharing news about where I have been, where I am now,Continue reading “One Year!”

True Experts

This week’s true expert is Kate Swaffer. She is a blogger, author, poet, and activist. She is a beautiful example of what it means to live well with dementia. She shows us what can still be accomplished despite/because of dementia. She shares a perspective that constantly makes me question and guides how I approach my workContinue reading “True Experts”

True Experts

This week I want to highlight Brian Kursonis as this our True Expert. He is the founder of Faith2care. I first learned about him via a DemenitaRaw FacebookLive interview which you can watch via the link below. Join me in learning more from Brian Kursonis.     Read More about Brian: https://www.withalzmyheart.com/about.html DemenitaRAW interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNGQgw7Nec

True Experts

This week I want to highlight Norman McNamara. He is the founder of the Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign, author and a wonderful advocate for those living with dementia. He was diagnosed with dementia at 50 and has made it a mission to create and inspire a dementia-friendly world. I encourage you to join meContinue reading “True Experts”

The True Experts

I want to, over the next few weeks, introduce to you individuals with dementia who are our true experts. They are the ones who help us become a better community by sharing their experiences living with dementia. This week I want to highlight Brian LeBlanc. He is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance Advisory Council,Continue reading “The True Experts”

To Live a Dynamic Life

You cannot speak wishes of a Happy New Year without resolutions coming to mind. They are linked and inspire a sense of a better life each person is seeking to create for themselves and their family. These resolutions frequently are about appearance. They are made with hopes of having a house that is organized likeContinue reading “To Live a Dynamic Life”

The Unexpecte​d Gift

When I was 10 years old, I learned that traditions will change, come to an end, or begin. They would change not because I was getting older or living in different cities, but because of events in life that can change our family. The Christmas of 1999 was the first Christmas after my grandfather’s stroke,Continue reading “The Unexpecte​d Gift”