Tips for the Holidays

Tips for the Holidays

Does the upcoming holiday season fill you with dread? Are you wondering how you are going to survive? The Christmas holidays are a wonderful time of year when family and friends get together. But they can also add stress to our lives. particularly when we are...

Managing Dementia

Can you live with dementia? Can you manage its effects so that quality of life remains?   In the literature on dementia a new emphasis is beginning to emerge. The emphasis is on¬†living with and managing the effects of dementia.   As the dementia drug trials...

How Does Nutrition Make a Difference?

By James Bender and Jill Stouffer Did you know that your brain weighs in at about 2-4 pounds? Did you know that 25% of everything you eat goes to your brain? As a matter of fact, each heart beat sends 25% of your blood to the brain. That tells us how important the...

He Does Care – He Just Needs Time

Last Friday night I had the great pleasure of taking popular speaker and best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn out for dinner. She was in town to talk about “Highly Happy Marriages” and since my work is in the caregiving space our conversation naturally...

The Magic of Camping

As a caregiver you are often stretched for time, sandwiched between caring for your parents and your own children. Taking time to re-connect with your children is so important. They will be feeling the stress of the changing relationship with their grandma or grandpa...

Podcast – When Is It Not Ok to Say Ok?

In this podcast Norm Vinson, PhD and myself discuss when is it not okay to say okay at the end of a sentence. After listening to his podcast I guarantee you’ll notice how often you use “okay” and will start to change the way you phrase what you...