Living With Dementia (and Gratitude)
By Brian LeBlanc In a world that can be so unfair, so dramatically cruel, so unforgiving, it’s hard to stay in a positive mindset. Even if that’s literally what you do every day – try to channel the happy, the humor, the spice of life. In the back of your mind, there’s always something … […]
Expressing Gratitude Because I’m Cancer Free!
By Brian LeBlanc I’ve been in the room for “the talk” a lot. No, not that “talk.” The other talk. The scary talk. Lots of different types of scary talks, actually. You know the talk I’m talking about. You know, when the doctor comes in the room in his white lab coat, looks down at […]
#WeAreDementiaStrong: We’re Presenting at the Pioneer Network Conference!
By Brian LeBlanc #WeAreDementiaStrong is heading back to the Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference, July 27-30 in beautiful Denver! I couldn’t be more excited after a couple years off (due to that nasty Covid stuff) to laugh with old friends and continue important conversations around dementia – living with dementia, care-partnering with dementia […]
Dealing with the Emotions of Life-Care Planning
By Brian LeBlanc I was upset. So was Maureen. I suspect a number of our care partners were, too. But the conversation needed to be had. We needed to update our life-care plan – to have the tough talk some of us desperately needed. The tough talk I desperately needed. Maureen, my life partner/care partner, […]
Our New 2-2-2 Life-Care Plan
By Maureen Rulison We’ve said for a long time now that a well-made life-care plan should be flexible. It should account for the expected – and unexpected – that comes with aging in good health and bad. It should factor the care recipient’s needs. Just as importantly, it should factor the needs of any and […]
Inside the Mind of a Care Partner
By Maureen Rulison It’s early morning. I’m up and moving quickly. Brian is still asleep. “Good,” I say quietly. “He had a rough one yesterday.” And I then remember he’s been in a brain fog for the better part of four days. That’s happening more often. At least it’s beautiful outside. He can sit out, […]