everyone i know and love is "doomed," including me

Here’s the thing: you may or may not be able to avoid getting Alzheimer disease or some other form of dementia by living as well and as healthy as you can.

my wild irish rose

Patrick’s Day was a special day for Mom, not just because she loved Irish music, but because she was named Patricia, partly in honour of St. This post is to honour her, he…

baby buddy: you get peed on, you get puked on, who wouldn't want to do it?

baby buddy: you get peed on, you get puked on, who wouldn't want to do it?

5 Uplifting Emotions Felt by Alzheimers Dementia Care Partners

I reflected in another post on five raw emotions Alzheimers and dementia caregivers feel every day. These feelings are sometimes hard to deal with. They make care partnering a real challenge…

the looney tunes trio (unplugged): a late-stage alzheimer music session during which we rock

the looney tunes trio (unplugged): a late-stage alzheimer music session during which we rock

not a willy or a sam but amazing grace

Don’t be fooled into thinking my mom’s expressionless face in this video is the result of dementia. It’s one of the side effects of the antipsychotics she was inap…

born again, just for fun

born again, just for fun

you are my sunshine: proof of the power of music

you are my sunshine: proof of the power of music

one little kitty's top dementia care tip

one little kitty’s top dementia care tip

for the want of a key: #alz LOL

Care partners often trade amusing stories of the zany adventures they have with their care partners who live with dementia.

July It’s been a tough day, and it’s not my intention to bring Mom to my place for dinner but that’s where we end up. As we eat, there’s an unexpected break in the clouds.

happy easter memories

Mom, Caroline and I celebrated Easter 2012 with an Easter egg hunt (more on that here), daffodils, fun and plenty of chocolate.

pinkie patti will get a kick out of this

May Mom loved to dance. Even now, when she can barely walk, she and I do our own Alzheimer’s version of a two step.

mom and her bff gaby sing happy birthday o canada

July Mom and I roll outside to sit with Gaby for half an hour before supper. Mom is able to stand and walk today so I help her from her wheelchair to the “deck” chair beside he…

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