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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
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... by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving      I am the type of person who believes you learn something new everyday. I just had no idea that when I became Judy’s care giver, these lessons would multiply. ... Read on »
How do I handle my moms questions without her reliving the loss of her husband? by judyscaregiver 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Caregiving My mother has dementia and I have been her caregiver for 4 years. My father passed away a few months after my mother got sick. She was at the funeral and seemed to go throug ... Read on »
6 or 60 My Age Old Question by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It’s been said that age is a mind set; that you are only as old as you feel. Well, with Judy that takes on an entirely new meaning. On any given day my mother’s mi ... 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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Fourth of July with Judy by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Just a quick post to let everyone know that our hollliday went swimmingly. Mom had a lot of fun. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I have these moments every now a ... by judyscaregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have these moments every now and then. A few seconds where I see my mother how she was before. A smile. A look. A comment. It still amazes me how something so simple can ... Read on »