There have been some changes for Betsy and her son as they started going out for Thanksgiving Dinner and cooking Thanksgiving Dinner on Christmas Eve!
Betsy talks about how she made changes to the celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah through the years, to make it easier for her husband Matt.
“Having a plan can mean a lot of things in your day-to-day life. It can mean Peace of Mind + Security + Family matters + Happiness + Legacy”
They both discussed why it is so important for present and past caregivers to share their journeys to help those who are starting their journeys!
“The Proactive Caregiver book will inform, educate, and encourage you to embrace the emotional challenges by allowing personal growth to transform and enrich your life. When your loved ones begin to lose time and memories or become combative, you must be prepared to…
“This is a story about caregiving…at any age. Meet 6.75 years Lola and her best friend and grandmother, Babu (short for babushka). One day Babu is not herself. Lola learns that Babu has dementia.”
“This is the story of Carolyn’s mother, her dementia, and how they navigated her journey together. Your loved one may not force-feed stuffed animals vanilla pudding or burn their neighbor’s mail as Fay did, but if you’re living through the sad realities of…
“Words From the Heart comes from a place of hurt and trauma. It goes through the journey of processing the trauma, accepting it, and healing. It reflects feelings, situations, and stories”
Daisy and Betsy discuss how important it is to share our stories and learn from each other! They both discussed how important it is to personalize this disease with names and faces!
“This shift in focus changes the caregiving model, from treating symptoms to helping the person—the whole person. We move from understanding dementia as a disease requiring medical and pharmacological treatment…to concentrating our attention on the very individual needs and experiences of the people…