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How to Practice Fast Gratitude

How to Practice Fast Gratitude

I wanted to share with all of you how I learned to practice fast gratitude. Some of you may be like me and have heard that practicing gratitude can be a game-changer for happiness and creating a positive attitude in your everyday life. Hearing about all the positives...

How To Respond To Alzheimer’s Surprises

How To Respond To Alzheimer’s Surprises

Alzheimer's is unpredictable and surprising, as all caregivers know. The changes in behaviors can catch us by surprise. It never fails when I think I have a handle on things, Alzheimer's will surprise me by how something that used to be simple now has to be...

Caregiver Fatigue: The Day I Lost My Patience

Caregiver Fatigue: The Day I Lost My Patience

I'm sure during your caregiving journey, you have heard about "caregiver fatigue." Well, a few months ago, my caregiver fatigue hit hard. The impact of multiple culminating events lead to my worst young caregiver day, and I completely lost my patience. The calm...

How I Found The Caregiver Support, I Needed

How I Found The Caregiver Support, I Needed

Disclaimer: I am not associated with Hilarity for Charity. They have just helped me with my caregiving journey, so I wanted to share the resource with other caregivers. I am not receiving compensation for this post. When I started my Alzheimer's caregiving journey,...

Tile® and Alzheimer’s – A Great Solution

Tile® and Alzheimer’s – A Great Solution

Hey caregivers! I want to share a product that I have been using with my mom for a couple of years. My mom might hold the record for misplaced items - read my Alzheimer's Humor: Lost Phone post for just a glimpse of how great she is at misplacing things. My mom was...

How To Use Distractions As An Alzheimer’s Caregiver

How To Use Distractions As An Alzheimer’s Caregiver

So if you have read my previous posts, I know what you are probably thinking, "Kristin, you said to remove distractions, not add them." You are correct; when having a conversation with an Alzheimer's loved one, I find it best to remove distractions. That said,...

Top 5 Popular Activities from An Activity Director

Top 5 Popular Activities from An Activity Director

Hi Role Reversers! I wanted to focus this post on activities. Not the daily living kind--the fun kind! When I was an activity director (mentioned in my about me page) for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF or nursing home), activities were the time fillers. It was a...