Christmas Expectations: The Gift of Surprises

What do you envision when you think about Christmas?  It is easy to conjure Christmas images because there is no season of the year so full of nostalgia and ripe with expectation.  What are your Christmas Expectations? It is easy to conjure Christmas images because...

Not a Day, But a Season: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Thanksgiving Day presents us with the perfect opportunity to look clearly at all that God has done for us.  It is so easy in life to focus in on all the struggles we face and, as a result, to get down, depressed, frustrated and even angry at times.  What’s far more...

Handling Troubling Behavior: Agitation and Repetition

Some of the greatest challenges of caring or someone with dementia are the personality and behavior changes that often occur.  You can best meet these challenges by using creativity, flexibility, patience, and compassion.  It also helps to not take things personally...