Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mom, To You with Love

I'd like to share a heartwarming Valentine's Day story from the Alzheimer's Speaks blog. I hope you go to that blog to read the rest, because you really must see the most wonderful kiss photo.

"Today I went to visit my Mother in the nursing home to wish her a Happy Valentines Day.  Although she was not able to give me hug, eye contact was minimal to say the  least, and she was not able to speak a word to me; the love between us is still strong.  The connection between Mother and daughter is undeniable ..." Read more of the Mom, To You with Love post at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Caregiver Tip: Alzheimer's Repetition

Here's a caregiver tip from the Alzheimer's Association's website:

Possible causes of repetitive actions and words are explained, as well as recommended responses.

For more info about dementia/Alzheimer's stages and behaviors, visit and click on the Caregiver Center button, or use this link:

Their 24/7 helpline is 1-800-272-3900.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Granny Pod MedCottage

Yesterday, our local paper carried a Washington Post article about a "best of both worlds" option for families caring for elderly loved ones. It's a way to give aging parents their own apartment in your backyard and provide for some of their medical needs as well. Here's a link to the article:

When I Googled Granny Pod, lots of other website links showed up, so if this interests you, you can get more info on other sites, too.