Stop Putting So Much Pressure on Yourself to Make This Holiday Season Something Big

So many of us put so much pressure on ourselves to have this perfectly magical holiday season just because we feel like we’re supposed to have a perfectly magical holiday season. We run around trying to do everything we possibly can to make it “good enough” and we try to make everyone else happy while … Continue reading Stop Putting So Much Pressure on Yourself to Make This Holiday Season Something Big

Are You Finding Joy in Your Alzheimer’s or Dementia Journey?

Are you finding joy in your day-to-day life? Are you actively seeking it out? When my mom was living with Alzheimer’s, I rolled my eyes at the mere mention of finding joy in the journey. I didn’t think it was possible and honestly, it was just easier for me to be sad and miserable all … Continue reading Are You Finding Joy in Your Alzheimer’s or Dementia Journey?

Your Relationship with Your Caregiver Parent Can Get Better

If your relationship with your caregiver parent is suffering, I have some hope for you. For a long time during my mom’s battle with Alzheimer’s, I felt like I was losing my dad to the disease, too. Although he didn’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia himself, my mom’s illness and her care were consuming my dad’s … Continue reading Your Relationship with Your Caregiver Parent Can Get Better

The Alzheimer’s Daughters Club Is Now Open to Join!

When my mom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s, I was only 25 years old. I was newly engaged and working my first full-time job out of college.I didn’t know anything about Alzheimer’s and I didn’t know anyone with a parent who had it.While all of my friends were reliving their college days, I was … Continue reading The Alzheimer’s Daughters Club Is Now Open to Join!

7 Tips for Coping with Ambiguous Loss/Grief

Ambiguous loss occurs when there is psychological absence with physical presence. This occurs when a loved one is emotionally or cognitively gone or missing, but still physically present. This can be caused by Alzheimer’s/dementia, traumatic brain injury, mental illness, addiction, depression, etc. With this type of loss, there is a loss without certainty, closure, or … Continue reading 7 Tips for Coping with Ambiguous Loss/Grief