We all want to stay close to those we cherish, for as long as possible. How do we maintain those treasured connections? That was a question I constantly asked myself during my mom’s journey through dementia. During my time with mom, I learned the power of creativity and imagination. I learned ...
Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, former family caregiver, and dementia advocate. Deborah’s latest book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities
to Explore Together, features dozens of experts in the field of creativity and dementia. These innovators share ideas that engage the creative spirit so you can continue to experience meaningful moments of connecting. Deborah and her partner Ron Zoglin raised more than $80,000 for dementia programs by donating all proceeds from her initially self-published book, Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey, to dementia-based non-profits.
Central Recovery Press has since published an updated version of Love in the Land. To learn more, about Deborah and her work, visit DementiaJourney.org
Four Fine Ways to Keep Remembrances Blooming As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Mom. Her love of chocolate stayed with her throughout her dementia journey. When her favorite broccoli soup looked like a patch of grass, when fresh strawberries were confusing splotches ...