• 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,  dementia

    #HeartOverAlz 2016

    by Kathleen Beveridge There is power in connection. There is power in memory.  The aim of #HeartOverAlz is to bring people together. When I composed my “best of nine” 2015 for Instagram the emotions that overtook me when my #HeartOverAlz image was included ranged from sadness to pride to hope. When they emotions settled there was a new awareness & peace that sharing such a short memory of my grandfather resonated with so many people in my small network. This February take a moment and share your memory of someone you know and love with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. If you’re sharing over social media be sure to use the hashtag…