News, Thoughts

An announcement from The Art of Alzheimer’s

The Art of Alzheimer’s began as a celebration of my mother, Jean McFee Raichle. Living with mid-stage Alzheimer’s and devastated by the death of Robert, her husband and best friend of 72 years, she found solace in an Elderwise® painting class. While she hadn’t painted since childhood, her paintings were mesmerizing—enabling her to express her… Continue reading An announcement from The Art of Alzheimer’s

Two people laughing
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiving

A comic named Sue

She wanted her mother to laugh.  The she found a comic named Sue. Dani wanted her mother Muriel to laugh.  She had watched her becoming more and more bored and disengaged from life around her.  And then she found Sue, a comic who wanted to work with seniors.  And with patience and genuine good humor,… Continue reading A comic named Sue

Relaxing at assisted living
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Thoughts

A relaxing, joyful visit to Assisted Living

When I am stressed, overworked and beset by deadlines of every kind, I head to Assisted Living and the comfort of real time. This tends to confound my friends who think that such a visit would only add to my stress, but I find it to be not only peaceful and relaxed but one of… Continue reading A relaxing, joyful visit to Assisted Living