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Rick Phelps
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Change your life for the better. If that means making changes with the people who are in it, well so be it. You will be surprised how much better you will be. With all the negativity out of your life. 

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Changeing Stressful Relationships
There have been many posts over the past few weeks, months, and even years about some of the absurd things other families will go to make your life living a hell. We all have them. The ones who are never around, and yet know everything. The ones you couldn'...

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This two, three, four hours sleep nightly is getting to me. I remember my doctor saying you will sleep when you are sleepy. That all sounds well and good, until three in the morning, night after night.


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Dementia Patients "Suffer" From Sleep Deprivation
What's more unpredictable than the weather? We hear this all the time. You can't depend on the weather. Here in Ohio the ongoing joke is if you don't like Ohio weather, just wait, it will change any minute. What's more unpredictable than the weather, dement...

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I have long been a proponent of having the right people in the right places when it comes to facility care. I think every employee has to have training on dementia patients, how to deal with them, and at least know who the patient was before this disease came into their life. 

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Specialized Training In Dementia Should Be Mandatory To Work For A Facility
You'd be surprised what you learn when you just listen. I had to opportunity to speak to a young lady yesterday who is a STNA in another county close to ours. She was telling me about the dementia unit she works in. Said she has never had any training what ...

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I just wish there was a two hour window some days where I didn't have to deal with this disease. A couple of hours where things would be normal again.

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I Am So Sick Of Dementia
What am I gonna do? I ask myself this all the time. I preach to others, "Don't let this disease dictate your daily life". All the time knowing it does just that. The reason? There are no breaks. None for the patient, and very few if any for the caregiver. I...

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There is no way to gage how many losses we endure. I have been doing this a long time, and have found that people die when it is time for them to go. Not because someone told them it was alright to die now.


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So Many Losses During The Holidays
  We have too many losses. That is a fact. Since our membership grows daily, so will the losses we have. This just goes hand in hand. We have tried for years to come to some sort of conclusion as to why we lose more people at certain times of the year. You ...
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