About In Detail

Vic, Mom and Sue, 2006

More adjectives added to help us as a caregiver.

Click on highlighted words for more information. 

This is a work in progress. 

Be patient - - - Ohhmmmm😌

(standing ovation here, roar of the crowd)

If you endure any two of the following hurdles (in this page), you have found meaning.  and Joy is sure to follow.

If you are struggling, keep looking.  persevere.  

(You still get a standing ovation and roar of the crowd)

-Vic

Top  6 Communication Rules: 

  • Don't argue.  Don't argue.  Don't argue. 

  • Don't act like they are not in the room.  

  • Do not correct them.  

  • Do not correct them in front of others. 

  • Develop a loving detachment to their behavior.

  • Learn to let schit GO.   -Vic

Acceptance

Accepting the Signs

Accountability

Accounts (Keeping Strict)

A New Normal

Anxiety

Balance

Boundaries

Confidence

Change

Chaos 
Character

Death

Denial

Discipline

"Effective Communication"

Empathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Exhaustion

"False Memories"

Fibbing

Finding Meaning~

Flexibility

Forgiving Others

Forgiving Ourselves

Gratitude

Grief

Growth

The Guilts

Healing

Hope

How to Prioritize

Humility

Humor

Integrity

Know-It-Alls

Legal Preparedness

Letting Go

Listening

Loneliness

One New Idea

Overwhelm

Patience

Perseverance

Personal Hygiene

Powerlessness

Resilience

Responsibility

Rest

Role Reversal

Self Doubt

Seeing the Signs

Siblings (Contentious)

Simplicity

Sympathy vs. Empathy

Tough Love 

Trusting Your Gut

Unpredictability

Vulnerability

Worry

Early signs of Dementia to lookout for: 

  • Changes in their mood. 

  • Trouble finding the right words. 

  • Apathy. 

  • Being repetitive.  

  • Hard to follow a storyline. 

  • Trouble completing everyday tasks. 

  • Poor sense of direction.  

  • Difficulty adapting to changes.  -Markus MacGill

"There is no normal life, Wyatt. 

There's just life."

Doc Holliday

- Val Kilmer in Tombstone