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Had such a great conversation this AM on #Alzheimers and #caregiving with Dr. Frank Longo of Stanford and Lily Sarafan of @homecareassistance. Watch it and learn something today! [link in bio]

So much can be said about today's photo, from how important daily cognitive stimulation is to the Alzheimer's patient, to how amazing it is that at almost 96, Phil's hands are steadier than my own!
But what's most fascinating to me is that Phil's increasingly impaired ability to speak coherently IMPROVES DRAMATICALLY whenever he does something "creative" (like coloring, building with Lincoln Logs, putting a puzzle together, etc)
This is particularly interesting to observe now that Phil has started perseverating (a common speech pattern in dementia patients wherein a certain word or phrase is repeated over & over, or speaking in gibberish rhymes.) Today while working on his butterfly picture, Phil temporarily went from sounding like Dr. Seuss to speaking in full, appropriate sentences! Cool, eh?! #endalz #caregivingtips #alzheimers #dementia #caregiving

Thrilled to participate in this #Caregiving: Circle of Love panel for #AARP today💓🙏🏽 #lwdbet

Believe in yourself.

Proud to receive the #unite4good Icon #Caregiving and #Health award on behalf of our work at #leezascareconnection

Catch Kim on @accesshollywood on @nbc today at noon! She will be discussing the new @glencampbellofficial record as well as @carelivingorg, #alzheimers and #caregiving

Seeing people change isn't what hurts. What hurts is remembering who they used #azheimers #caregiving

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"39% of Americans juggle work and home life while caring for loved ones living with prolonged illnesses or disabilities". Caregivers are truly super heroes.



#caregiver #alska #alskacares #caregiving #healthcare #superheros

#TipTopicTuesday #HOMAGITipTopicTuesday #minoritymentalhealthmonth
#minoritymentalhealthawarenessmonth #HOMAGICaregiver #Caregivers #Caregiver #LGBT #LGBTCaregivers #Caregiving #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #Depression #Anxiety #Community #AutismParents #ALZ #AlzHeimers #Autism #SupportGroups ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Have you created your account on the new Mental Health Caregiver Community called: "Care-Fully" ✳️Active Link in the bio ✳️
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Care-Fully is a community for Family Caregivers who care for loved ones with mental illness. It's a community where individuals find support from caregivers who are experiencing the joys, trials, challenges, fulfillment, disappointments, accomplishments, surviving challenges of their own, and thriving. A place where you don't have to be careful about saying you're overwhelmed and afraid or tired. I created those community after years of struggling and meeting other caregivers facing many of the same challenges. Sometimes me too goes a long way.
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Meeting others and hearing others experiences enhance our own. We come to appreciate our battles when we hear the battles others have survived. We find the courage to go on when we hear of others who mastered their valleys.
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Stop by and create your profile and start a discussion thread, comment on the posts there, post a picture of something you are inspired by or just because. We want to hear from you. Your voice in this space is missing and needed. See you over there...Shawn Splane-Wilburn, Founder of Homagi & Care-Fully

#Parkinsons, #arthritis, #stroke, or simply #gettingolder can make buttoning and zippering difficult.
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#easydressing #caregiving #caregivers #caregivertips #alzheimersclothing #mensclothing #mensfashion #elderlyfashion #elderlyclothing #alzheimers #endalz #wheelchairstyle #disabilities #specialneeds #adaptivedesign #adaptiveclothing #accesibleclothing #adaptableclothing #adjustableclothing #healthwear #convertibleclothing #buckandbuck #wemakedressingeasier

Phil's entire career was spent as a meat inspector for the US Dept. of Agriculture. One of my favorite childhood memories is of my dad happily loaning me a lab coat, hard hat, and clipboard when I expressed interest in becoming our family's "Safety Inspector" (after being moved one afternoon by a particularly riveting episode of "The Brady Bunch".) He must have known that someday my weird obsession with "safety" would come in handy! 😂 When Phil moved in, I immediately removed all tripping hazards from my home and added a number of simple safety features. Pictured are my two favorites that I highly recommend! 🏆 The bathroom safety bar was initially put in place to prevent Phil from falling backwards into the tub while urinating. Over time, he became too confused and unsteady to pee standing up. So now he uses the bar to safely lower himself onto the toilet & then he pulls himself back to standing. When it's time to shower, the bar hinges up out of the way 🤗 The only tripping hazard that I could NOT remove were the threshold boards between the rooms. So I put a strip of red reflective tape along each of them. Now, when Phil walks from one room into another, his eyes are naturally drawn downward and his feet are lifted up to "step over" the red line! #caregiving #dementia #alzheimers #caregivingtips #endalz

Believe in yourself.

Residents the Victory Centre of River Oaks channeled their creativity and imagination into abstract paintings this week.
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We're very proud of our creations - call us Picassos in training!
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#seniorliving #assistedliving #supportiveliving #memorycare #embrace #enrichment #illinois
#caretaker #caregiving #nursing #wellness #health #longtermcare #homehealthcare #personalcare #medical #retirement #pathwaytoliving #viva

I was raised by extremely private parents. 😶😶
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This, as you could imagine, often made caregiving feel like a walk in a pitch-black room.
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Because of this I struggle with knowing how to openly share stories, histories, lessons, and perspectives with my own children.
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When it comes to my own family I constantly ask: Do I share? Don’t I share? And in between those two unanswered questions I end up, well, 😶.
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#branchdoesntfallfar
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Whether you are a mother, father, aunt, uncle, sibling, cousin, child, or friend - you have (or had) a mother.
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What thing (or things) do you wish you knew?
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What thing(s) do you wish you never knew?
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What thing(s) shared with you have become cornerstones to who you are as a person today?
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What shared stories + discoveries have enriched your caregiving life?
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#toomanyquestionsiknow

inhale . . . exhale #breath #lcck9comfortdogs

This #WalkerWednesday, we're happy to highlight the #BlisterSisters! 👭👭 "This will be Blister Sister's fourth year walking. I walk in #memory of my #parents, #grandmother and #aunt. #Alzheimers is a terrible disease in that each day you lose a small piece of your loved one that you will never get back. We all #walk in hopes that someday a #cure will be found. Looking forward to September and seeing everyone for another great day of #celebrating the lives of all our loved ones.” ~Team Captain Diane. 💜💜💜 Find a #WalkToFightALZ near you on our site! #FightALZ .
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#ALZNJ #AlzheimersNewJersey #NewJersey #AlzheimersWalk #PointPleasantBeach #JerseyShore #JerseyCity #JCLife #Jersey #Paramus #Princeton #Caregiving #FamilyLove

"Nothing will work unless you do" - Maya Angelou

Plans to prosper and not to harm you... #Caregiving www.CaregiversCaregiver.com

Worried about memory loss?
Get answers at our FREE educational forum this Saturday, 7/22, from 9:30am - 12:00pm at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita
Please RSVP to Adrianna at 818-830-4738 or aguadarrama@alzgla.org
alzgla.org ~ 844-HELP-ALZ

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