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Caregiving for Caregivers

Oprah and Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation

As mentioned on the Straight A’s for Caregivers page, I highly recommend Oprah and Chopra’s 21 day meditation.   Enjoy this brief video explaining the meditation, this was found on Oprah’s First Look. Here are some links for easy access: Chopra’s Meditation Center: allows you…

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‘Free’ written by Diane F. Byrne

  15 years ago—I met her at Adult Day Care-a fine place she touched into my heart so she challenged me and I, enjoying a good challenge, accepted. Through her challenge she taught me about patience-dignity-respect. She taught me about the beauty and grace of…

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Tears (on Alzheimer’s disease and onions) written by Diane Byrne

  Tears (on Alzheimer’s disease and onions)   We are all onions wee Lily allium whiteyellowred sprung from earth our core spirit uniquely fixed and tightly bound bulb with iris, coloured and whorls in hair. Tender, pearled, soft skinned crying and smelling sweet.   We…

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Past Present Future written by Diane F. Byrne

  Past Present Future (Dedicated to all those working for a future without Alzheimer’s disease   Past In the past she was a beautiful woman, my mother, lover of life, my guiding light, warm compassionate gentleness radiating through all she touched so kindly. In the…

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Father with Alzheimer’s Remembers Favorite Song!

Check out this touching video of a son riding in the car with his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s… It’s so enjoyable to see a glimpse of their former selves come out in such a happy and authentic way. If you haven’t tried sharing…

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Guidance – Ask ask ask, and be ready to receive

Dear Caregivers:  Know that you have an internal radar to help you make hard decisions during your Caregiving Journey.  Learn to get in touch with this inner knowing and you will feel more supported.  It takes a little practice but it is there for you…

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“I’m Still Here” A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care by John Zeisel, Ph.D.

One of my favorite books for Alzheimer’s Care is “I’m Still Here” A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care by John Zeisel, Ph.D. This book will help you with… The 4A’s: agitation, apathy, anxiety and aggression The 5 keys for meaningful communication The 7 rules of…

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Guidance – Your thoughts are powerful

Be aware, as a caregiver, where your thoughts are throughout the day  Your thoughts are powerful.  “Energy follows thought”.  Caregiving can feel overwhelming at times and you find yourself in a blackhole of defeating thoughts.  Good news is…if you got there, you can get yourself out!  The…

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