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Ambiguous Loss

I wish I had known about these books sooner.  I wish I had known the term “ambiguous loss” years ago as it so aptly describes the messy, mysterious, and gradual losses associated with dementia. Ambiguity is a great word.  It ...

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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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