Story Bank


How do I keep friends and family in the loop?

Answered by Tricia what I tried…. I created a blog and emailed the link out to all of our friends and family. I was able to keep everyone updated on Steve’s progress, share photos and also suggest different ways for people to interact with Steve. […]

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How do I stop stress from building up?

Answered by Betty and Frank What I tried…. I was finding I was snapping at my husband all the time, for little things. I felt terrible because they weren’t really his fault but it was all getting too much. I went online and found some […]

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How do I help my aunt feel at home with me?

Answered by Sue, who looks after her great aunt What I tried… When my aunt moved in, both of us felt overwhelmed, and frankly a bit put out. She felt it wasn’t her space. I felt she was taking over some of mine. Neither of us had […]

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How do I keep dad from being so bored?

Answered by Steve who lives with his dad, Tom What I tried… My dad has emphysema and it’s quite an ordeal taking him out of the house. He was getting really down – he was an avid traveler in his day – so we’ve been […]

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How do I keep dad from breaking the dishes?

Answered by Sharon, daughter of Paul What I tried… Dad has dementia and kept breaking dishes while doing the washing up every night. We had over 30 plates broken! I found another role he could help with around the house – folding laundry – and […]

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How do I deal with my dad’s worsening memory?

Answered by Sharon, daughter of Paul What I tried… Dad has so many life stories and tall tales to share – but, with his dementia, he was starting to lose these memories. I didn’t want them all to be lost and forgotten when things got […]

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