Nancy Nelson – What’s Next after Alzheimer’s?

By |2017-06-22T14:54:40+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Each person I’ve interviewed for this Voices with Dementia column surprises me. Before Brian LeBlanc , who also lives with dementia, referred me to Nancy Nelson, he wrote, “We’re all snowflakes.” Well Snowflake Nancy made me smile until my face hurt. Nancy’s life changed when she forgot three words. Her doctor asked her to [...]

Caregiver Inspiration – Create a Ripple and Don’t Judge Other People

By |2017-06-12T18:15:05+00:00June 12th, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Despite how much we’ve learned, people with dementia are still stigmatized. Often, it’s due to not knowing enough about the disease. Other times, it’s people losing patience and jumping to conclusions. Here’s a four-minute video from Singapore that will inspire, slow us down and share a profound message of how life magically comes full circle. [...]

REVIEW of Chrysalis – Transformation from the Inside Out

By |2017-06-12T18:15:05+00:00June 12th, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

The Caregiver’s Voice Reviews Ann Vanino’s Chrysalis – Transformation from the Inside Out There are two periods in a caregiver’s life when a metamorphosis occurs – the moment we commit to caregiving and the period after. Chrysalis is the name given to the dramatic and total re-creation of a new life – the metamorphosis from [...]

Seniors’ concerns range from health care to national security

By |2017-06-12T18:15:06+00:00June 1st, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

FLORENCE -- Many of the older residents attending Thursday's 44th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Day on Thursday at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum said they are worried about money, health care, prescription costs and national security. Nunery is 60, the "youngest" age to participate in the event, sponsored by the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments. Her [...]

Avadian’s Musings – I’ll Never Turn into My Parents

By |2017-06-12T18:15:06+00:00June 1st, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Have you ever said, “I’ll never turn into my mom or dad”? Well, guess what? There comes a time – usually in our fifties, when we look in the mirror and… What happened? That’s Mom staring back at me! Or we’re doing something and a grandchild exclaims, “That’s just the way grandpa used to….” Well [...]