Music makes dementia patients alive

A professional flutist, Toshiro Mitsutomi, developed 3 tips to evoke dementia patients’ memory and their life successfully during his 40years career: 1)play close 2)play at the same eye level 3)looking in the eye while playing. He actually demonstrated it by...
When there isn’t a new normal

When there isn’t a new normal

The term “new normal” is so common it’s become part of everyday conversation. You may have waited for a new normal to develop after you became a caregiver. But even with a daily routine, you may not feel like you have a new normal, and wonder why. What are the...
Ways of Grieving: Tracee Dunblazier

Ways of Grieving: Tracee Dunblazier

Religion is an important source of strength for many of our members, so we’re asking clergy from different religious traditions to share how their members mark the end of a life. Today we’re speaking to Tracee Dunblazier, a spiritual empath, shaman, educator, and...
Dating as a caregiver

Dating as a caregiver

When you’re taking care of someone it can seem impossible to find time to eat, sleep, and bathe — nevermind look for love. It isn’t easy, but there are other caregivers out there who are going on dates and embarking on new relationships. Remember,...
Not just another mocha

Not just another mocha

The mocha itself is at best mediocre. I get it for free from one of those institutional coffee machines you find in hospitals or convenience stores. I press one of six buttons–hot chocolate, mocha, cappuccino (regular or decaf) or coffee (regular or decaf). The...
Ways to explore without leaving home

Ways to explore without leaving home

Okay, so you’re stuck at home. All the time. I love to travel and am known for my inability to stay in one place for very long, but sometimes I decide I need to be at home to help. How can I stay at home without feeling trapped? I remember why I’m staying...
Advice from Captain Awkward

Advice from Captain Awkward

A question posed to Captain Awkward the other day sounded very familiar: Dear Captain Awkward, One year ago my father passed away. It was a several year battle against cancer that he eventually lost, and I still miss him deeply. My mother has struggled in the...
Ways of grieving: Ade Justus

Ways of grieving: Ade Justus

Religion is an important source of strength for many of our members, so we’re asking clergy from different religious traditions to share how their members mark the end of a life. Today we’re speaking to Ade Justus of Righteousness of God Ministries, an Apostolic...
Coloring: Not just for kids

Coloring: Not just for kids

Coloring is a fantastic way to relax and have a little fun. I’m pretty sure I found a coloring book for everyone…except the rare person who doesn’t like coloring books. Color to relax Creative Coloring Inspirations Create your own affirmations and...
Ways of grieving: Dr. Angelo Volandes

Ways of grieving: Dr. Angelo Volandes

Religion is an important source of strength for many of our members, so we’re asking clergy from different religious traditions to share how their members mark the end of a life. Angelo Volandes, M.D., practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in...