• Alzheimer's Disease,  Caregiver Tools,  dementia,  Personal Stories

    Love and Alzheimer’s on Valentine’s Day

    It’s hard to escape the paper hearts littering store fronts and gift shops this month. Valentine’s Day approaches. It’s love month. I think this time of year is an opportunity to recognise not only romantic love, but all versions. While I am certain of the love that drives my actions, I felt at a loss to define the love as I experience it with my mother who is living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s. It’s so simple to me but also so complex. I was having trouble putting this into words so I want to share what someone close to me said when I expressed to him my inability to express……

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Caregiver Tools,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2017

    This Canadian Alzheimer’s Awareness month, Kath reflects on how her story has been told in the media and her life with Alzheimer’s.  A few of the interviews I’ve done recently state that I “put my life on hold” to deal with my mom’s diagnosis. I want to address this. That is not exactly how I’d word it, and it is my mistake if I said that/perhaps this was mistakenly implied. I’d say that I prioritised differently when Alzheimer’s joined our immediate family in my early-twenties. Life can’t be put on hold, as I’m sure we all know, things keep rollin’ atchya whether or not you’re prepared and we don’t have…