When my friend, Debra Kostiw, Certified Master Dementia Strategist, asked me to join her in role playing for her educational series on dementia, I thought it would be one of those fun bucket list things. Since then, playing the part of a person suffering from dementia has grown from a few videos to several, with more to come. Talk about being type-cast!

Debra has a You Tube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@answersaboutalzheimers and, if you are caring for someone with dementia, even one visit will give you a mother-load of information and help.

She is currently loading her TikTok site @debrakostiw with videos of Yours Truly experiencing all manner of confusion, anger, and difficult behaviors. One viewer of the clip where I’m about to get behind the wheel of the car commented about my “demonic laugh” when I discovered the keys and made for the garage.

I had a great time yesterday joining Debra in a video for her You Tube channel, where we discussed why it’s so hard being a caregiver. We covered several topics that I think would help caregivers at every stage of caregiving.

So instead of my usual blog about caregiving issues, I’m sharing the link to that video this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIrhSE68zYQ&t=40s

I hope you find it helpful, and if you do, please share it with others.