Health knowledge made personal

judyscaregiver

las vegas, Nevada
I have been taking care of my mother since May of 2005. I guess the best way to understand the reason for my blog is to go back and read one of my very first posts Judy’s Dementia. I am also here to be a voice for other caregivers and to help with research and support for anyone taking care... Full Bio
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
A quick shout out by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving To all my readers… Well to the few of you that still pop in anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for checking in. My last post was a bit somber and I have t ... Read on »
reality setting in. by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It is 12:30 and I cant sleep. I am actually exhausted but I have a lot rolling around in my head. My daughter just turned 16 and before I know it she will be ou ... Read on »
Hey Santa. Remember Me? by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving     Dear Santa. You probably don't remember me because I was seven the last time I wrote to you. Lets just say its been a while. Anyway…it ... Read on »
A new year on the way and a new outlook on care giving. by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I haven't written in a while. Mainly because I wanted to write something upbeat for my newest post. Well if you read on you will see that that is not the case. Life h ... Read on »
nothing but love by judyscaregiver 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Wow. It has been a while. I apologize for such a long hiatus but i wanted to come back with something positive. The truth is I haven't seen much positivity lately. Judy is ... Read on »
Do you lie to your loved one with Alzheimers or Dementia? by judyscaregiver 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I want to know how you deal with questions from your loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Do you skirt around the issue? Do you give an honest answer? Do you change the ... Read on »
A little bit about a sick friend by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving   It has never mattered what was going on in my mothers life. She always had time for a friend in need. That is one thing I don't think my mother will ever forget, At leas ... Read on »
A Trick Question??? by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This is a post that I wrote on another blog that I no longer tend to. When you read it you may ask how it works for the caregiver. I believe that if you get it, understand ... Read on »
Take Time To Say It by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I say it every day. I tell my kids when they are running out the door. I tell my mother when she goes to sleep every night. I make sure my friends know it when they are ha ... Read on »
get your purple on people by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Today is world alz. day It is as simple as wearing a purple ribbon. go to alz.org to find out others ways to support the cause Read on »
Update on Judy... Finally by judyscaregiver 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Finally, it’s a new day, a new month and a new school year. So that must mean its time for your Judy update. I know it has been a while since the last Judy post ... Read on »
Experiencing Life, Briefly, Inside a Nursing Home by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I usually share news about eldercare and dementia on my whats new s page but I thought this needed to be front and center. I am a  big believer  in walking in the shoes of ... Read on »
N.F.C.A. Says Speak Up For Health Reform by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Dear NFCA members and friends: I know you’ve heard it before but NOW truly is the time to speak up for the health care reform we all need!  It is time to contact ... Read on »
Being a Pack Rat is not always a bad thing by judyscaregiver 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have this box stuffed back in the furthest part of my closet. Every once in a while I take it out, open it up and go threw every memory I have packed in there. You nam ... Read on »
Funny Quotes by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I was thinking about something my mother said a few months ago. I don’t know why it just popped into my head. It was during the hockey playoffs between the Penguins and ... Read on »
Welcome to the newest member of Judy's clan by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving We would like to anounce the newest member of our family. Allyson Rose, born 7/31/09 @ 8:02am, 9lbs 3oz, 20.5 inches. My brother in law Adam and my sister Dee finally have ... Read on »
Dementia Videos with Judy by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Friday was a much easier day. After 22 hours of “A day in the life of Judy” we all had a chance to get some well deserved rest. Mom finally fell asleep around midnight and ... Read on »
Here we go again part II by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Ok so its a little after 10pm and mom is still going strong. at this point the day has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. I can usually just go with the ride but ... Read on »
Here we go again. Part I by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It’s that time again. The time when Judy seems to turn on. You see most of the time mom is almost lethargic, sleeping about 16 hours a day. We try to keep her on a schedul ... Read on »