The Christian Scriptures say that, “Laughter is good medicine”. Sadly, it’s often in short supply in homes where a Caregiver and their LO lives. Dr. Natalie in her, Careblazer’s Survival Guide, says that we should strive to find humor wherever we can. Her example is when your LO is being insulting and rude you could … Continue reading We Interrupt This Blog
Thoughts from Dave about a crazy week! Sunday, April 14, was Palm/Passion Sunday, the beginning of Holy week. A very important time for Christians. Harriet’s sleep schedule was messed up again and she was up most of the night. She didn’t make it to Palm Sunday Worship service. I cannot remember the last time she … Continue reading Reflections from Dave & Harriet
One of my favorite television shows, when I was a child, was Sea Hunt. The show featured, Mike Nelson, (Lloyd Bridges,) an ex-Navy Frogman who found, adventure, mystery, and excitement under the ocean waves. The other night, I watched an episode called Imposter, and was surprised by what I saw. Let me tell you about … Continue reading Scuba Diving rule #1
Harriet’s Thoughts: I have been reading this amazing book and it is so helpful in understanding Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). The title is “What if it’s not Alzheimer’s? A caregiver’s guide to dementia.” Features the latest information on Frontotemporal Degeneration.” Edited by Gary Radin and Lisa Radin. Gary is Lisa’s son and … Continue reading H & D Thinking Out loud
Have you read, Martha Garmon's book, I Am Not Alone? Each chapter is a different Caregiver answering questions about their experience with care giving. This is an important book because we can learn so much from people who have gone before us. I enjoyed the book so much that I've asked Martha to do something … Continue reading A preview -I Am Not Alone
If you’ve been following the Caregiver Survival series, then you already know that this entire series is about living longer than your Loved One with Dementia. Sometimes you can take care of business yourself and sometimes you need to call in the professionals. Car owners know how dangerous it can be to drive mile after … Continue reading Checked Your Oil Lately?
Dr. Martha Garmon, author of the book, I Am Not Alone, will be blogging on A Caregivers Journal, every Monday, beginning April 22. The blog will follow the format of the book in which a Caregiver will answer questions about his or her experience with caregiving. If you would like your story considered for the … Continue reading Coming 4/22/2018 I Am Not Alone