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 https://alzheimersspeaks.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/mom-to-you-with-love/

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Caregiver Tip: Alzheimer's Repetition

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

http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-repetition.asp

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 www.alz.org and click on the Caregiver Center button, or use this link: http://www.alz.org/care/overview.asp.

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:

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-25/local/35509146_1_care-granny-population

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.