Tag Archive for aging

Signs of Dementia in Your Loved One

It’s a touchy and deeply concerning subject. Is my loved one showing signs of dementia, or is it simply part of the aging process? Are his problems coming from Alzheimer’s or from one of the many other causes of dementia? How can I identify the early signs? What can I do? What SHOULD I do?

Read Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia. It will help you recognize the early signs, seek a diagnosis and treatment options, help your loved one yourself, and find support services. It even has useful contact information for groups and organizations you may want to contact.

Read the article. If nothing else, it may put your mind at ease.

Self-Criticism Ages Us…and Other Harms

Ever spend sleepless nights thinking, “I should/would/could have…” or “I’m so embarrassed” or “She’s right about me” or similar self-criticisms? Sure you have. We all do. But the thoughts go away, so no harm.¬† Right? Not right. There IS harm, not just to our minds but to our bodies, including making us age faster.

I found the article titled¬†Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself¬†very interesting. Read through it–be sure not to skip the “3 Steps to Self-Compassion” about 2/3 of the way down. Some good ideas there.

And ease up on yourself!

[Thanks to my daughter,Elizabeth O’Donnell, for sending this to me.]