April 2019 / 18 posts found

Being a Primary Caregiver for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease

by Nancy Landa
Being a Primary Caregiver for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease – The Long Goodbye I was a Caregiver for 12 1/2 long years. There you go, straight off the bat as they say, I write this article (the first in a series) in my role as a Primary Caregiver first and author second. I was the primary caregiver for my elderly mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It is a desperately cruel disease (most are, I know) in that it robs people (by and large) of their dignity and their independence at a stage in life when they need it […]

Mom’s Rules…

by Nancy Landa
When a parent with Alzheimer’s disease breaks “the rules” they demanded of you when you were growing up with them, how do you handle it? Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

The Voice of Reason

by Nancy Landa
Nothing has to be logical to a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

“My Other Daughter Nancy”

by Nancy Landa
Recognition of family & friends is commonly lost in people with Alzheimer’s disease…it’s a painful part of being a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

Take Aways

by Nancy Landa
There comes a time when you have to remove certain things from a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease because they could harm themselves are destroy those items.  The emotional side of doing so can be difficult for you. Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

Finding Time For You

by Nancy Landa
What a difference just 10 or 15 minutes per day can make… Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

The Last Thing Mom Gave Me

by Nancy Landa
My mom’s greatest gift to me wasn’t the last one she gave me… Get your FREE Alzheimer’s Caregiver Survival Kit!

The End of a Season

by Nancy Landa
Mom had urinary track infections over the years; quite common for women with Alzheimer’s disease – and I learned the signs – agitation, mood changes, combative.  But this time, none of those signs were evident… Get your FREE Alzheimer’s Caregiver Survival Kit HERE.

Scary Shower Day

by Nancy Landa
Those with Alzheimer’s disease are often scared of water, I learned.  Mom was usually pretty good at getting in the bathroom and taking her shower on her own until… Get your FREE Alzheimer’s Caregiver Survival Kit HERE.

The Heart Of The Situation

by Nancy Landa
It was a Saturday at noontime and I made Mom her lunch.  What I saw when I returned to the kitchen a few minutes later was the most frightening sight I had ever seen.  Get your FREE Alzheimer’s Caregiver Survival Kit HERE.