a daughter's prayer to god

a daughter’s prayer to god

do you see the young woman who once was me?

I think of it every time I see images like the one above of Mom and her sisters when they were young women. I think it must have been taken in late 1950 or early 1951 b…

Teepa Snow is on the go!

I wish I had known about dementia care pioneer Teepa Snow and her practical tools and techniques when I first began my journey with dementia care. Teepa has probably done more t…

an alzheimer parent's poem

I always feel sad when other care partners feel bad when their parent or parents who live with dementia don’t recognize them anymore.

when you're put behind bars

when you're put behind bars

i want to live

My mother was a woman of great strength and determination. A fighter. This poem reflects what I know she most certainly felt the last four years of her life because she told me so every day …

dementia caregivers: a poem

dementia caregivers: a poem

all fixed up: a lighthearted ode to our broken bits

all fixed up: a lighthearted ode to our broken bits

stitches & threads

October Mom’s faux fur coat has been hanging in an upstairs closet for five years. I’ve had several boxes of her clothes under my bed for about 18 mon…

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