What does a ‘Dementia Whisperer’ do?

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, you may have just learned that a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and you’re not sure where to turn. Or, you may be a professional caregiver who is looking for support to expand your toolbox of care strategies. Or, you may...

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Tips for enhancing the daily lives of the memory impaired

Oftentimes in life, the “little” things are actually the most important. Small, consistent changes in routines can have a lasting impact on the lives of those in your care. Here are a few easy ways to easily enhance their lives through love and joy. Stay one step...

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Get your organization ‘Dementia-Aware Certified’ in 2020

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may be familiar with the dementia caregiving training and certification programs I offer to care facilities, first responders and others who provide care to those experiencing dementia symptoms. Becoming a certified...

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Dementia cafés set example for Dementia Awareness

A café in Coachella Valley has found a creative way to welcome people living with dementia, along with those that love and care for them, into a local restaurant. Every month, a reserved section of a P.F. Chang’s is transformed into a safe space known as a “Dementia...

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Navigating the holidays as a dementia caregiver

The holidays can be particularly challenging when you have dementia symptoms. It is a busy season for most and with it comes family gatherings, travel and changes to normal, comfortable routines. While these are joyful occasions to celebrate, they can cause a lot of...

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Retinal imaging may provide clues to risk for Alzheimer’s

We often focus on the brain when it comes to memory impairment, but a new study has found that looking at retinas’ patterns of scattering light may give clues to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease early on. The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that...

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

It’s Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month! Started in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, this month is an incredible opportunity to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which was recently declared a public health crisis. When Awareness Month was first...

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