Expectations

I have recently  heard some distressing stories about caregivers’ “surprise” at the behavior of their loved one with dementia. A woman couldn’t figure out why her marital relations had diminished. A family who were not prepared to meet the...

Essential Self-Care

I just read a post on a group I belong to: myALzTeam.  A person was talking about caring for her father while he was caring for her Moher with Alzheimer’s.  That reminded me of all the advice I have been given about caring for one’s self. What I would like...

Nursing home lesson

My husband has been a resident of a dementia care facility for seven months.  During that time, his vascular dementia has steadily progressed. He doesn’t know my name or what our relationship is, but seems pleased to see me when I visit.  He also doesn’t...