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The Background on How I Became a Dementia Caregiver.

Hello.  I am Chantel, a 39 year old Mom of 5 kids, two step kids and a housewife.  In mid-2013, we realized John’s Mom was not fairing well.  688 more words

Alzheimer's And Dementia

The Big C

Caregiving is a special skill, especially for people with AD. They have to be extremely patient, kind, and in it for the right reasons. 174 more words


Recap from IBD Social Circle

As I mentioned previously, I recently spent four days in Washington, D.C. as part of the IBD Social Circle, sponsored by Janssen Biotech. The IBD Social Circle is the online movement dedicated to bridging communications gaps and inspiring and educating the IBD community. 533 more words

Crohn's Disease

Be Silent

Husband – why not just follow my lead?
Constant correction is not what we need,
Your mum can’t learn, she can’t recall,
Challenging her on this won’t help at all, 223 more words



This illness is bad, but how perverse,
That admin involved feels so much worse?
So many loopholes and pitfalls,
No help from anyone at all, 213 more words


Maui Mahalos

Thank you, Lynsey Capone-Smith, of the Alzheimer’s Assoc., for hosting my lecture on Maui. She shared her thoughts over her first cup of coffee: “I’m meeting a rock star today.” Lynsey, that went straight to my head. 276 more words

Thoughts, Musings, Things To Share

Mobile Apps from AARP?

When you think of AARP, is mobile apps what comes to mind? AARP is known for providing discounts to is members, providing branded insurance products, and lobbying on behalf of Social Security and Medicare. 275 more words

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