How Is Your Emotional Health?

How Is Your Emotional Health?

Are you experiencing health issues, fatigue, anxiety or depressive thoughts? You’re not alone. We all struggle with these same challenges from time to time and we all have feelings about what causes our problems. Some people believe their problems are caused by...
Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Caring for people causes us to go out on a limb – Caregivers  are charged with performing tasks above and beyond what they’ve been formerly trained to do. They’re asked to look at and touch body parts of a loved one that they never dreamt they’d be asked to look...
A Day in the Life….

A Day in the Life….

I am grateful, honored and humbled to be a nurse and patient advocate. In my practice I see the rawness of life. I see suffering, courage and fortitude that is seldom so visible in my daily experience. This touches me profoundly. I’d like to share my experiences here...
Tools for Interacting With People Who Have Dementia

Tools for Interacting With People Who Have Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a loss of memory and other thinking abilities that is serious enough to interfere with activities of daily life. It has many causes, the most common cause is Alzheimer’s disease. A diagnosis of dementia can have a huge impact on a...
Dementia Care Tip: My Reality or Theirs?

Dementia Care Tip: My Reality or Theirs?

Time and time again, I’ve witnessed the frustration caregivers feel when their loved one with dementia slips into an alternate reality and begins behaving as if in a different place and time. Suddenly the caregiver becomes a character in the replay of some distant...