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When a loved one is living with Dementia:      Poetry inspired by a Caregiver

When a loved one is living with Dementia: Poetry inspired by a Caregiver

Posted Mar 2nd, 2017 in News, Tips, Dementia, ElderPilot in Action

My Requiem to a Caregiver, to me, her insight was everything

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10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes

10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes

Posted Dec 6th, 2016 in Retirement, Safety, Tips, Dementia

Does this Home meet the 5 "C" qualifiers: Care, Compassion, Competence, Commitment and Cost?

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Five Blogs: Five Caregiver Tips when a Loved One is Living with Dementia.  #1 Rally the Troops

Five Blogs: Five Caregiver Tips when a Loved One is Living with Dementia. #1 Rally the Troops

Posted Dec 3rd, 2016 in Safety, Tips, Dementia

If there are children, not all will be equally available to help, and often much time is lost lamenting perceived indifferences, snubs or disappointments in loyalty.

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Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Posted May 7th, 2016 in News, Dementia

I quickly discovered it was easier to navigate around small incidences at home, than to deal with larger ones. Hence reading emotions and moods became as much as a survival technique, as it was second nature...

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Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Posted Apr 11th, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Safety, Tips, Dementia

What many onlookers did not realize was, that this individual lived with mental illness their entire life. We shielded him, hid it, dressed it up like good health, and showed it to the world like a redrawn animation of the truth.

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What possible gift could Alzheimer Disease give? My true story may surprise you.

What possible gift could Alzheimer Disease give? My true story may surprise you.

Posted Mar 7th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Tips, Dementia

Sometimes the light was there all along, but the shadow of an illness distorted your vision. Open your heart to possibilities...

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No Nursing Home Cameras: An Open Letter to my Family

No Nursing Home Cameras: An Open Letter to my Family

Posted Feb 26th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Safety, Tips, Dementia, ElderPilot in Action

Candid cameras catching me in various modes of undress, is not my idea of effective Long-Term care regulation (photo Alamy)

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Grannie on a Gurney, wake up and smell the antiseptic folks

Grannie on a Gurney, wake up and smell the antiseptic folks

Posted Jun 10th, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Tips, Dementia, ElderPilot in Action

Guess I should have created mobile apps where you got a bag full of cyber candy rather than the satisfaction of finding mom that next home

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Caregiver Guilt and Long-Term Care homes: Sometimes Promises are not for keeping

Caregiver Guilt and Long-Term Care homes: Sometimes Promises are not for keeping

Posted Feb 12th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Safety, Tips, Dementia

Loving someone may mean accepting that you cannot function as their Caregiver indefinitely, for everyone's safety

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Anxiety is not a light switch, neither controlled or ignited by conscious manipulation

Anxiety is not a light switch, neither controlled or ignited by conscious manipulation

Posted Oct 4th, 2015 in News, Tips, Dementia

Be advised, directing an anxious soul to remain calm, Is like harnessing the glisten of a random snowflake.

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