The Caregivers Voice



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


The Backwards Brain Bicycle
Can we train our brains in such a way that disrupts what we’ve learned to be true? For example, can you FORGET how to ride a bike? The answer is, Yes.  One engineer, trained [...]


Caregiver TIPS

ZZYZX Mineral Springs Sign 20150125
Change of Pace at Zzyzx Along the 15 freeway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a road called Zzyzx. The Zzyzx exit is just south of Baker – home of the world’s tallest t[...]

Inspiration for Caregivers

Sharona Hoffman speaking
How to Hire Help Successfully through Craigslist Guest Article by Sharona Hoffman, PhD   When I tell people that we hired a live-in aide for my father through Craigslist, they[...]

The Caregiver's Voice VIDEO Channel

The Leading Cause of Dementia is not Alzheimers
We often read that the leading causes of dementia include Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment, and frontotemporal lobe dementia. There’s one type of dementia that far outnumbers all of the above, combined. Caregiver dementia strikes an estimated[...]


Caregiver Humor

Martin Avadian diagnosed with Alzheimer's trying to scare his caregiver daughter
My father, Martin Avadian, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 86 by a geriatric assessment team shortly before a cowboy invited him to participate in a clinical drug study[...]

The Caregiver's Voice REVIEW

House of Doolittle 3 month vertical calendar
Physical (Analog) Calendars Save Caregivers Time If you’re looking for new ways of doing things in the New Year, consider these analog calendars by the House of Doolittle. Th[...]

VOICES with Dementia

Lynn and Joseph Potocny
Joe Potocny is a FUNNY guy and he lives with Alzheimer’s and FTD. Suspicions of Alzheimer’s Joe had suspicions that he might have Alzheimer’s. Years later, in 2004, he receiv[...]

Avadian's Musings

The Backwards Brain Bicycle
Can we train our brains in such a way that disrupts what we’ve learned to be true? For example, can you FORGET how to ride a bike? The answer is, Yes.  One engineer, trained [...]

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