When dementia happens to marriage

The month of February is all about love – searching for love, celebrating love or, within our caregiving community, taking a loving approach to dementia care. A topic that is not discussed very often, but is so important to talk about is the way that relationships...

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Society’s perceptions and stigmas surrounding dementia

I was recently asked why I think it is so difficult to communicate the importance of Dementia Awareness, and how society perceives people with dementia. Unfortunately, most of society perceives dementia as only memory loss. This is a huge and dangerous mistake. Yes,...

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Changing dementia care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has added a few more hurdles to the already-challenging lives of those caring for people living with dementia, including both individuals and larger residential facilities. Some of these include staff shortages, the inability to have large group trainings...

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Tips for managing guilt as a caregiver

Feelings of guilt are common among dementia caregivers. Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease means you are doing a tough job, and one that comes with complex emotions, both positive and negative. Oftentimes, these negative emotions manifest as...

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Ways you can become Dementia Aware

Whether you are a professional who is caring for many, a family member who is caring a loved one with dementia symptoms, or a community member who interacts regularly with people living with dementia, you will benefit from becoming dementia aware. When we raise our...

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Stepping into the mind of someone with dementia

Living with dementia can be frightening, disorienting and noisy. Perhaps the most anxiety-provoking aspect about it is that the people who care for the person living with symptoms often don’t truly understand what the daily experience is like. This can make it...

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Tips: Avoiding stress as a possible risk factor for dementia

Stress is a widely known culprit for many health issues and living in uncertain times is having many negative effects on both mental and physical health. While the long-term effects of the pandemic are not yet known, past studies seem to indicate that increased stress...

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