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Articles by Debbie Selsavage

How to become a better caregiver for your loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia

By Debbie Selsavage | September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Better” is something that every caregiver wants to be; to provide the best care they possibly can for their loved ones. It is a very overwhelming task, and as the …

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

By Debbie Selsavage | August 8, 2015 | 4 Comments

No matter where I am or what I am doing – support groups, workshops, or training – the same question always comes up. What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and …

What do you say when the truth will hurt?

By Debbie Selsavage | July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a topic that I am asked about frequently and is apt to be controversial. But it is important, because it is one of the most common problems in …

Things to look for in choosing an ALF?

By Debbie Selsavage | June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our last article was about “How do you know when it is time”. Underlying this whole discussion is the very difficult decision about how to care for your loved one, …

How do you know when it is time?

By Debbie Selsavage | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am often asked by caregivers “How do I know when it is time?” Is there a sign? If you are asking the question, it usually means it is time. …

Routine and Reality

By Debbie Selsavage | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A friend of mine told me a story that illustrates some of the most important understandings about how to care for a person with dementia. He was a middle-aged man …

Coping With Dementia LLC’s Official Debut

By Debbie Selsavage | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On April 25, 2015, my new business Coping with Dementia LLC had its official debut and ribbon cutting at the Second Annual Dash for Dementia fund-raiser hosted by The Memory …

Recognizing Behaviors

By Ed Youngblood | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my website site. I will be adding informational writings to this site regularly, so please check in often and …