Monthly Archives: January 2015

Anger: Excerpt from my new book, The Caregiver’s Caregiver

Anger When fear, frustration or hurt feelings are not expressed, they turn into anger. Anger is a way to release pent up feelings that one cannot identify or explain. There are differing types of anger: There is a righteous anger – anger dealing with the true injustices of the world, the anger that can motivate […]

Any suggestions on how a caregiver can sleep more than 3 or 4 hours a day?

Anyone out there want to share your secrets on how to get more sleep? Clever tactics, organization strategies that can insure uninterrupted sleep without putting your care-receiver’s safety? Please share your suggestions with us!!!  Thank you!!    

9 Ways Caregivers can Avoid Financial Ruin and Abuse with Alzheimer’s Patients

Did you know current statistics indicate that 15% of people living with dementia have been victims of fraud, financial scams, telephone and mail scams? By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer’s Reading Room Sadly, the number of cases of persons living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia being victims of financial scams, poor financial judgement, financial ruin and abuse […]

Denial: Excerpt from my new book, The Caregiver’s Caregiver

Denial The first stage of grief is denial. When a person suffers a loss, like Charlene did, the first reaction is typically rejecting the idea that what is occurring is really taking place. This is a normal human response. We will deny the reality that we are actually going through a crisis. It is the […]

Is Alzheimer’s Torturing Their Caregivers?

About AuthorAlzheimer’s Reading Room I’m really no different than any other Alzheimer’s caregiver. More or less, I felt how most Alzheimer’s caregivers felt when the diagnosis becomes “official”.Even though I knew it was true, I still couldn’t accept it a first.  I can’t remember how many times on a good day I thought, maybe it’s not […]