Community and Aging – Why We Need It! Pt. 1

As we age, memory is often a topic of discussion. We worry about if what we are going through is normal or something more. Many of us enter a moment of denial and put off going to the doctor to see what is going on. Memory impairment is caused by many things. Stress, low sodium,Continue reading “Community and Aging – Why We Need It! Pt. 1”

The True Experts

If I am honest, everything I know about dementia I know from the science/medical perspective. If I am honest, everything I know about dementia is an interpretation of what has been shared with me by someone who has dementia. If I am honest, everything I know about dementia I know from what I wish IContinue reading “The True Experts”

World Alzheimer’s Month Recap

Over on the Facebook page, I have posted resources and things to consider when it comes to living well with dementia. Below is the recap of this past month. Day One: “When you have met one person with dementia, you have met one person.” This is frequently said by those working in dementia care and isContinue reading “World Alzheimer’s Month Recap”

Continuing the Conversation

In continuing our conversation about Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) I would like to share this article I recently read about this form of dementia. http://theconversation.com/robin-williams-had-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-so-what-is-it-and-why-has-it-been-eclipsed-by-alzheimers-50221

New Training Programs Offered!

I am pleased to announce that I have developed two new training programs that I am introducing this summer. In addition to Understanding Dementia, Facilitation of Teepa Snow’s GEMS, and Dementia at Work, I now will offer, Engage with Dementia, and Young Ambassadors: Dementia Training for School Age Children. Below is a rundown of eachContinue reading “New Training Programs Offered!”

A Poem by Norman

In preparation for tomorrow’s Lewy Body post, I want to share with you a poem that was written by Norman McNamara who what diagnosed with Lewy Body (Bodies) Dementia at age 50. He is, in addition to the founder of the Purple Angel program, the author of the book, The Lewy Body Soldier.  Please do notContinue reading “A Poem by Norman”

Purple Angels at Work

I am currently back in Wisconsin, and this weekend while making a trip to Piggly Wiggly, I stood in the checkout line behind a man with dementia. As he was getting ready to pay for his watermelon and pineapple, he struggled to make the correct change and with a tone of embarrassment in his voice, Continue reading “Purple Angels at Work”