Story Excerpts

Some of the stories on this site are not in the form of a chronological blog.

Blog-article introductions are in Post Excerpts.

This list of Story Excerpts introduces stories, including those by Guest Authors, not in the blog string, above.

Newest is first, in reverse order. Dated with authors noted.

Talking with Loved Ones

February 11, 2021 by jas

‘How’ to communicate with someone who has one of the dementia diseases was a topic I discovered I needed to learn more about as we went along our journey, especially in the later stages.

An Unexpected Journey

February 5, 2021 by Guest Author, Susan Landeis

Along our journey, we caregivers meet many other caregivers. Many appear as blessings in our life, a life that is most times unlike what we lived previously, or expected to live, ever!

Ways to Encourage Caregivers

February 3, 2021 by jas

We hear it all the time: “…caregivers need connections, they hunger for support.” It’s true…but how can we encourage caregivers? How can caregivers ‘get connected’?

Balancing Our Self-care

February 1, 2021 by jas

Find those things and those people – the ones that make your heart sing! Be with those who make you smile, who lift your spirt and make life wonderful, those who make you feel good…for the entire day!

Alzheimer’s Awareness Shared

January 27, 2021 by jas

Alzheimer’s Awarenes Month has made me keenly aware that I still have so much to learn about the dementia diseases, especially Alzheimer’s. Since I advocate for education and promote learning from one another, it made sense for me to set up this page for sharing.

Poems for Caregivers

January 5, 2021 by jas

There are innumerable ways to express how we feel, to convey our emotions. Poetry is one form of expression used by many to tell an emotional story.

Care Team Coordination

December 23, 2020 by jas

Jumping into the caregiver role because “someone has to do it” might be how many of us got our job…caring for our loved one.

Caregiver Activity Ideas

November 7, 2020 by jas
Activity ideas for caregivers are meant to help inspire caregivers to refresh their spirit, and to boost the loved one’s interest in something they used to like to do.

For a dementia-friendly home

November 05, 2020 by jas

Suggestions for making the home safe and ‘dementia friendly.’

Both Canadian and US references are shown. Browse to find what matches your caregiving needs.

A Test for Alzheimer’s

October 29, 2020 by jas

Watching this initial type Alzheimer test might remove any fear you might have had of taking similar tests.

Sing Along

October 24, 2020 by jas

Studies have shown that music stimulates the brain, engages the ‘whole brain,’ whether the person has Alzheimer’s disease or not.

Caregiver Videos

October 20, 2020 by jas

Caregivers keep learning. From the day we are ‘tapped’ to care for a loved one, we continue to learn what is necessary to be the best caregiver we can be.