Early-Stage Caregiving

Early-Stage Caregiving aligns with Early-Stages Alzheimers and learning how to be a caregiver and support my mom while she began showing mild behaviors of the disease. Here you can discover what it looks like to start a caregiving journey, things I wish I had done that you might want to try, tips and tricks that worked for me, and resources I wish I had.

 

The Humor of Alzheimer’s: Silly Superhero Mom

The Humor of Alzheimer’s: Silly Superhero Mom

Okay, role reversers, this is a good one. Another Alzheimer's humor story staring my mother. The beautiful, wonderful, and amazing woman was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about three years ago. Once again, my mom has shown that in the painstaking and heartbreaking signs...

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,...

The Humor of Alzheimer’s: Extra Cookies

The Humor of Alzheimer’s: Extra Cookies

My first experience having a role reversal and really immersing into young caregiving was a few years ago. This was the first time I felt like a parent to my mother; it was a little trippy. I realized that as this disease progressed, I would be the one to set...

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...

Caregiving At 30 Was Not Part Of The Plan

Caregiving At 30 Was Not Part Of The Plan

Hey caregivers, hope you are hanging in there. I am writing this post two days before turning 30. Looking forward to what my future may hold, I can't help but feel a sense of loss realizing what my mom and I will miss because of Alzheimer's. Sure, I expected some ups...