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What typically happens on Valentine’s Day? We focus on those we love. Maybe this year, if you are a caregiver you could imagine directing some of that love toward yourself as well?
Mike Good, an engineer-turned-dementia advocate, talks to Frank Samson, on the Aging Boomers, about his motivation to create an online resource center for people living with dementia. He has truly created a community of families, friends, and caregivers who can benefit from the education, ideas, and support found on his site.
Technology is redefining the meaning of “roommate”. Many of us are thinking about where and how we will live as we age. I found this concept thought provoking as well as addressing the needs of aging Baby Boomers.
If your loved one suffers from dementia, you already know how consuming it is to constantly worry about their well-being. During the winter months your checklist grows exponentially.
Depression and loneliness can happen at any age but seniors are at high risk for these conditions. Limited mobility, illness, isolation, loss of friends or family members can all contribute to a continuous feeling of being alone in this big world.
Carmen Davailus Buck creates magic with images helping us stand out in the world. She left her career as a nurse practitioner to document the lives of families impacted by dementia and authored Just See Me-Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia. She is a consultant and photographer for businesses and individuals who want to leave a remarkable legacy. She uses photography as an Alzheimer's Advocate knowing less fear = more love, compassion and kindness.
Sherry Cormier, PhD is a psychologist, consultant and public speaker. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University, she is the author of Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers and coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers. She has co-written and co-produced more than 50 training videos for Cengage Learning. Her new book is Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief.