Roll out the red carpet of success for you, the one you care for and any who join your circle of care.
My book 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground empowers professional or family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here I share the caregiving strategies that lead me and the ones I care for back to solid ground every day. You'll find ideas that turn a stressful or regular day into an extraordinary one, sparking creativity and gratitude on this path of caregiving.
I currently teach a class called Mindful Art at an adult day program in Phoenix where I see people re-emerge from lost and lonely to connected and calm in each session we spend together. We sing, tell stories, and create art. Currently, the most satisfying part of my work is to share this opportunity with nursing psych students here in the Valley of the Sun; they bring their gifts of kindness, patience, and positive energy to the class, and leave with a broader and more beautiful picture of human beings with Alzheimer's or other dementias. These young people will spread the expertise around as they enter their particular careers, and I am excited that they are building authentic relationships with these people, see them as people first, and value them for who they truly are.