Dimensions of Dementia

Positive Studies Offer Limited Hope

Dimensions of Dementia

My first Dimensions of Dementia column appeared in April 2016. Since then I’ve written monthly on numerous subjects including types of dementia, dementia-care experts, facilities and research. I thought about possible subjects for this month’s column, which is to be my last. It will be my last, not because I’ve lost my interest in advocacy for dementia caregivers and care […]

Finding Your Life After Caregiving

Dimensions of Dementia

If you’ve had a long caregiving journey as I did, when your spouse or family member dies you may wonder what happened to your life, the one you had before caregiving became your life. It may seem impossible to find that old life. You may have dropped out of activities you enjoyed. Your friends may have abandoned you. How do […]

Humor for Memory and Health

Dimensions of Dementia

Perhaps you read the story, as I did recently, of a comedian breathing new life into a fading Alzheimer’s patient. The article, in the June 2018 issue of the AARP Bulletin is by a daughter, who tells of her mother changing for the worst a year after moving into a senior residence far from her home. “I’d show up and […]

Choosing the Right Facility

Dimensions of Dementia

One decision that almost always faces caregivers is when and where to place a loved one with dementia when the person’s care becomes overwhelming. In my experience, the dementia care receiver’s decline is often slow so there is time to check out the various facilities that offer memory care. On the other hand, several caregivers I’ve known have quickly had […]


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