Category Archives: self-reflection and growth

Why Spending Time with Elders Can Help You Improve

Wisdom of our elders is yours, if you pay attention. Continue reading

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Dementia and Acceptance

“Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer.”~ David Perlmutter A very dear friend of mine recently received a diagnosis of vascular dementia. At 72, she is young, in terms of seniors and elders, and remains younger … Continue reading

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Life As An Experiment

  What if we readjusted what we think has to be “THE outcome”, and instead experimented with “I wonder…” This can work wonders in your relationship with elders. And everyone else! Listen to the audio below where you’ll learn how … Continue reading

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Old Friends

His boyhood friend is in a nursing home. His friend’s wife is having a hard time finding what she considers adequate care for her husband of 60+ years. My father-in-law listened as his friend’s wife described, in excruciating detail, the … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters With Elders Which Encourage Connection

The elder stage of life has as many specificities as any other stage, however if you’re not past the 80, it can be difficult to understand. Just as my 20something daughters can’t fully understand the decisions their 50something parents make, … Continue reading

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Fearing the worst, experiencing magic

It’s a day people who love someone with dementia fear: How will I feel when they don’t know who I am?

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From Child to Caregiver

Much is written about changing beliefs, having a choice in the way you see things, flipping from negative to positive. I support much that is written! What I hear from people, though, is how do you apply these principles to … Continue reading

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