In Retrospect: Five Lessons I Learned From My Years as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Why is life so much clearer in retrospect? With the passage of time, it is easy to look back, see the big picture and think: “If I’d only known then, what I know now.” I often hear caregivers voice this sentiment. And, as a long-time Alzheimer’s caregiver myself (for my mother, father and other relatives — now all deceased), I feel the same way ....more

Can a Person Ever Be Fully Prepared to Care For Someone with Alzheimer’s?

Earlier this year, I attended a caregivers conference at the University of Minnesota....more

AARP Feature: When Dementia Symptoms Are Not Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it was years ago, I clearly remember the phone ringing on a hot California morning. ...more

The Mini-Cog, A Memory Assessment Tool

Have you heard of the “Mini-Cog”?...more

Mayo Clinic Identifies New Brain Protein That May Cause Dementia Symptoms

Another day, another Alzheimer’s announcement....more

Five New Trials Target Alzheimer’s Disease

Last night I noticed a tweet from TIME magazine about some new research trials focusing on Alzheimer’s disease....more

1960′s Childhood Memories Remixed. Saturday, June 28 is Paul Bunyon Day

The first time I met Paul Bunyan I wet my pants. In my defense, I was only four years old — a skinny, sickly kid who was scared of most everything....more

Puppy Post: The True Meaning of Pooped

It was raining. ...more

Dinner With Paula is Always Cool & Groovy

I have a friend who lives in Canada....more

Memories of the One-Room School House. Thanks, Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning, my favorite television news show, featured some great reporting this week....more