Reducing Holiday Stress with Memory Impaired Loved Ones

By |2017-11-28T01:58:37+00:00November 27th, 2017|Senior Care|

Your whole family is gathered for dinner during the holidays. Your sister-in-law is playing a video to entertain her two boys. Your spouse is having an animated discussion with your brother about holiday-light displays. A timer is buzzing in the kitchen. Your teenage daughter tells you that your mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s, is upset. [...]

Three of My Language Pet Peeves

By |2017-11-28T01:58:47+00:00November 27th, 2017|Senior Care|

What is the origin of these three English-language pet peeves? Could it be as a caregiver, I felt my time was not respected at the doctor’s office? Or are these due to English being my second language? As a first-generation American, we, like many immigrant families, spoke my parents’ native language. In my case, it [...]