Browsing All posts tagged under »caregiving«

Melting Together: A Story by People l/w Dementia

May 4, 2017

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My friend Romina and I co-created The Boomers Club, a wellness program at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, for people living with Young Onset Dementia (under age 65) and their family care partners. We focus on physical exercise and cognitive stimulation. The group has a strong component of peer support for people living with dementia […]

“Still Alice”: A Review from an Alzheimer’s Care Partner

February 9, 2015

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Let me begin by saying I feel people cannot be objective about this movie. I understand that. It’s the first mainstream Hollywood movie about something so un-glamorous, Alzheimer’s! I may come across as harsh, but I think I have the right to be. I tried googling for more unbiased and educated views about the film, […]

Why My Resume Says “Full-time Alzheimer’s Caregiver”

September 27, 2014

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Recently, I had to edit my resume for my job hunt. As you may all know, it’s the most boring and mind-numbing task of all. One has to glorify one’s mediocre self. Let’s face it, most of us are not as great as we think we are, or in some cases, as others think we […]

Love in the Time of Alzheimer’s

February 3, 2013

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Sid sent me this article about the reaction of a person living with dementia to an old photograph. The man in this article seems to be in the middle stages of dementia. When he looked at an old photograph of himself with his girlfriend from decades ago, he recognized that the woman in the picture loved […]

A Living Example of Horrifying History

March 18, 2010

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I saw 4-year old Aditya dangling from his mother’s arms. I wondered why she would ‘handle’ a child that way. And I soon found out why. I edged closer to see that the boy was unkempt. Dirty clothes, saliva drooping, eyes crisscrossed…the works. He was mumbling to himself and walking, rather stumbling at every step. […]

Home Care or Institutionalization?

February 3, 2010

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Since “The Caregivers’ Foundation” has happened, a lot of people just open up to me. I think it is the realization that one who has gone through pain, will understand the pain of someone in the same situation. I don’t know if it holds true for everyone, but somehow, I do feel it is pain […]

“Buddy” Diaries: Week 1

December 1, 2009

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I reached the Vora household and was welcomed in with warm words. I saw him sitting on a sofa looking at me with disinterested curiosity. He took off his spectacles to look a little more closely, and then said, “How are you? You met me in the street, no…a few days ago. You were there […]

Chronically Grateful Me

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I am my own therapist. Writing is my therapy.

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learning to go with the flow by going against the tide

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Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Keep choosing the path of hope.

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One person's experience of living with dementia

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