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Lessons from Bob the Anxious Caveman

A very long time ago, Bob, a caveman, lived with other cave-people in a rock-walled dwelling carved into the the side of a mountain.  Bob was strong and independent, and saw himself as a very capable provider. Bob sometimes worried ...

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Gift Ideas for the Mentally Blah

I know a sweet woman who is wheelchair bound and has a full-time, live-in caregiver.  The caregiver is pleasant, and competent, and fulfills her duties very efficiently.  But she’s not big on engagement.  The woman, Daisy, sits most of the ...

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Chronic Stress and Brain Health

*** Stress.  We’ve all got it.  It’s a constant companion in our lives. We’ve become so comfortable feeling uncomfortable that it’s almost a prerequisite quality of anything worth doing.  Work, relationships, fitness, education… the badge of honor goes to those who ...

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Introducing SeniorScapes, Inc.

  Hello everyone, As many of you know, I have been writing this blog for over 6 years.  It began as a home for my thoughts and ideas on Alzheimer’s and dementia, an extension of my identity as “The Dementia Queen” ...

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Are We Bubble Wrapping Our Seniors?

Too Safe For Our Own Good We’ve all heard this bubble wrapping analogy before in the context of overprotective parenting.  In an article in Psychology Today from 2013 titled, “A Nation of Wimps”, the author points out that today’s parents ...

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