The Caregivers Voice

Knowledge, support, and humor for caregivers for people with dementia.

Caregiver TIPS

Brenda Avadian Caregiver Speaker Gesture
Caregivers need to be reminded: Take a respite break. After all, we humans are a bit stubborn. “I can do this.” “If I just get through this, I’ll be able to[...]

Inspiration for Caregivers

Sheri Zschocher and her husband Bob in front of the Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Services
Sometimes, we get to know people who deserve more from life than they’re getting. Caregivers are one group of people whose role extends beyond what seems humanly possible. Yo[...]

The Caregiver's Voice VIDEO Channel

MMLearn's photo of organizing medications
The use of multiple medications, also known as polypharmacy, leads to nearly 30 percent of all hospitalizations in the U.S. It is the country’s fifth leading cause of death, according to Because seniors often face a wider range of medical issues, they are particularl[...]

Caregiver Humor

Caregiver Humor Support Group The Proverbial 2 x 4 1963
I attended weekly support group while caring for my father who was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. We felt we could go on forever when caregiving was unevent[...]

The Caregiver's Voice REVIEW

A Walk through Dementia - Walking Home - Alzheimer's Research UK
Like walking in the shoes of a person with dementia Innovative immersive videos enabling People Without Dementia (PWoD) to experience how a Person With Dementia (PWD) perceives and[...]

VOICES with Dementia

Mary Howard Read speaking
“You don’t look like you have Alzheimer’s.” This is what Mary Howard Read hears often when speaking on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Whether [...]

Avadian's Musings

Martin and Brenda Avadian Back Steps 1996 - web
What’s it like when Dad doesn’t remember? I think of all the dads who live with memory loss due to dementia. How do you feel when your father looks at you but doesnR[...]

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