Browsing All posts tagged under »Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease«

Life After Alzheimer’s

September 16, 2017

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My mom died when I was 19. She was 49. I stopped being a caregiver. But dementia is a shadow that continues to follow me. The summer has ended. I am relieved. I won’t have to look at pictures of people eating ice cream. Eating ice cream makes me anxious. I don’t mean feeling guilty. I […]

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 […]

On Love, Laughter, Sushi & Dementia

March 17, 2017

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Dementia is sometimes a condition of constant losses. At The Boomers Club, we try to negate that!

Old Photo, Old Pain

January 23, 2017

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On January 23rd 2001, my mother succumbed to Young Onset Alzheimer's. I recently found my favourite picture in the whole wide world.

Show and Tell & People l/w Dementia

September 16, 2016

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Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under 65 – and their care partners) we did a round of show-and-tell. We had asked them to bring an object that meant something special to them. Each time one of them spoke, we learned something new about them. Each time they spoke, […]

A verse for John Mann

June 3, 2016

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John Mann is 53; he is the frontman of Spirit of the West, the iconic Celtic Canadian band. He is currently living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s (YOD). “Spirit Unforgetabble,” is a documentary about his life and journey with (YOD) that debuted this year. I urge you to watch it. Spirit of the West performed their […]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

April 3, 2016

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I found this picture of mummy while rummaging through pictures on my recent trip back home. Needless to say, I quiver with emotion when I see a picture of her. But this one makes me vibrate like a washer-dryer on an extra large load. It strikes me like lightning and I want to fall to […]

Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee

Mom, wife, adoptee, Huffington Post blogger, advocate and somewhat self-deprecating and neurotic goofball.

Because i love to write thats why

Writing my way through life..

Conundrum.

dabbles in writing, loves music and nature. Sierra Leonean

Ilana Williams

Be the Change. Inspire Others. Get Fit. Live your most Courageous Life.

Chronically Grateful Me

Learning to Live with Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis ,Factor V Leiden and a Few Other Things That Cause ChronicPain , Inflammation & Learning How Plant Based Foods,Herbology and Essential Oils Help Ease the Pain. Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food

MyCrazyNewWorld

My life "Living well with Dementia" in my own words

Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware

Living skillfully well with chronic conditions

Authentically Mad

~ Madison Paige ~

Maranda Elizabeth

To be true to my own weirdnesses.

The Journey to Me

My thoughts and experiences about the battle to find the way back to myself

The Catalysts for Change

Bringing awareness to mental illness and sexual assault

A Moreno Blogs

Seeking Stories. Discovering pamana.

Slay Girl Society

A website for people who want to thrive with positive mental health. Created by a woman with bipolar disorder.

Everlasting Smile Wisdom

Be the reason for a million smiles but never be a reason for even a single grudge

Mental Break - In Progress

please hold while I direct your call...

Eating Disorders

My journey through it all

vivaran

Everything Matters

Pigs, Figs & Higgs

Making it up as I go.

anatomy of a mother

Strong. Beautiful. Dedicated. Self-less. Inspiring. Friend.

Weird and Wonderful

Reflections for self awareness.

Embracing My Scars

Women empowerment. Equal rights. Domestic violence. Sexual abuse. Eating disorders. Self harm. Miscarriage. And the road to recovery.

Social Health

Insights on the Power of Social Bonds

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

kateswaffer.wordpress.com/

Kate Swaffer: Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

PiesLiesAndThighs

I am my own therapist. Writing is my therapy.

off~peak

learning to go with the flow by going against the tide

karenwriteshere

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

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia