The Other Patient

The person diagnosed with dementia is NOT, I repeat, NOT the only patient. My blood pressure stubbornly refuses to get to a level that pleases my doctor. Perhaps the reason it’s a tad high is  because the nursing home where my husband currently lives enabled him...

Still a Caregiver

I wrote the book, “The A to Z Guide for Primary Caregivers of Dementia Patients” for people like me who entered the world of dementia caregiving with little or no understanding of what to expect. I did  know that my husband’s dementia was progressive...

The Next Step

It has been a while since my last post. It has been 6 weeks since my husband was admitted to a nursing home. It has been a long time coming, but happened so fast. It was necessary and it was time. It was heartbreaking and sad. In the next posts I will talk about how...

News can be harmful to our health

I normally watch a lot of morning and evening network news, local and national.  I’ve got to cut back. The disclaimer that the video you are about to see could be “upsetting”  is a gross understatement when it comes to the video being presented at...

The Learning Curve

A couple of things I have learned this week:  There may come a time when your primary care care doctor will suggest a specialist for your LO. The surprise for me was the recommendation a Gerontologist. It makes sense to get the advice a doctor who sees elderly...