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Gene Wilder: Saying Goodbye to a Legend

by Margaret Parrish Executive Director, The Cottages At Quail Creek, Amarillo Sunday the world lost the comedic genius of Gene Wilder. I remember as a child loving his kooky character in the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (sorry Johnny Depp, you’re...

Understanding Behaviors of Dementia: Depression

Over time, your loved one living with dementia may experience many changes in behaviors and personality. Not all of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia experience every behavior associated with dementia, but it is important for caregivers and family to be aware of the...

Caregiver Support: What is Respite Care?

As a caregiver, you pour a great deal of yourself into your loved one living with dementia. You are no doubt strong and capable, but even you need a break every now and then. Respite care provides an opportunity for caregivers to take a step back and focus on their...

Working with Your Loved One’s Health Care Providers

Providing the best care for your loved one living with dementia requires a partnership between yourself, other caregivers and your loved one’s health care providers. As your schedule fills up with appointments, here are some helpful pointers to make visiting the...

Understanding Behaviors of Dementia: Memory Loss and Confusion

Memory loss is the behavior most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. It is also often the most difficult for the loved ones of a person living with dementia, as it requires a great deal of patience and understanding. Alzheimer’s causes...