To Tell or Not to Tell After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

By Barbra Cohn, author of Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia  After my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I didn’t tell anyone besides my best friend, parents, and our brothers. We didn’t even tell our three children for an entire year because we prayed for divine intervention or a medical miracle. I

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Calm Yourself with Calming Foods

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan named November Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers month. This blog by Barbra Cohn, author of Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia, speaks to the caregiver.  Calm Yourself with Calming Foods Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that communicate information throughout your brain and body. The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell

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The Zen of Caregiving

By Barbra Cohn, author of Calmer Waters: The Caregivers Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia  Caregiving is a huge challenge, and it’s very easy to let the responsibility of caring for an ill friend or relative become a yoke around one’s neck. But with practice and mindfulness it can turn into a spiritual practice; into the zen

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