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?
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
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!
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
I’m so excited to introduce the Alzheimer’s Daughters Club! It’s the club you never thought you’d want to be a part of! But trust me, you will definitely want to be a part of this club! The Alzheimer’s Daughters Club is a membership group that provides support, connection, and understanding for Alzheimer’s Daughters. If you … Continue reading Introducing the Alzheimer’s Daughters Club!
I went to the dentist for the first time in years today. I could blame it on the pandemic or the fact that we’ve moved a lot, but that’s not really the reason—at least not all of it. The real reason is that for years I had a dentist who—for lack of a better word—was … Continue reading There’s No Shame in Quitting Your Job to Care for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s
My husband and I are approaching our tenth wedding anniversary on September 24th. The other night we were sitting on the couch and I said to him, “You know what sucks? I hate thinking back to when we got married because it was such a painful time in my life. I love you so much … Continue reading To the Bride Whose Parent Has Alzheimer’s…
My mom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2010 when I was just 25 years old. I didn’t know anyone my age who understood what I was going through. I didn’t know anyone who had ever dealt with a parent having Alzheimer’s disease. None of my friends, co-workers, or other peers could relate to … Continue reading Introducing My Mentoring Services for Alzheimer’s Daughters