How to Care for Aging Parents with Dementia

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  Looking after a loved one living with dementia can be challenging – here we outline a few practical tips to help. Watching someone that you love succumb to dementia, it can feel as though you are losing them a little piece at a time. The condition affects the brain, and as it progresses, it Read More

Early Signs of Dementia

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  The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague, and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also depend on the type of dementia and vary a great deal from person to person.   Early symptoms of dementia Although the early signs vary, common early symptoms of dementia include: memory problems, particularly remembering Read More

A Prayer for My Mom

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I love this poem… written by Kathy J Parenteau My dear sweet heavenly father, I come to you today with faith and hope; I ask, send an angel Mama’s way. I know her time is near and soon you’ll take her home to stroll across the streets of gold where other angels roam. It’s hard to Read More

Anticipatory Grief – Grieving Before Death Occurs

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What Is Anticipatory Grief? Anticipatory grief is grief that occurs before death.  Rather than death alone, this type of grief includes many losses, such as the loss of a companion, changing roles in the family, fear of financial changes, and the loss of dreams of what could be. Anticipatory Grief & Grief After Death  Anticipatory Read More

Southwestern Breakfast Stir-Fry

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Print Southwestern Breakfast Stir-Fry Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Phase 2 & 3 Ingredients 4 ounces lean ground beef ¼ cup chopped onion ½ cup diced cabbage ½ orange bell pepper, diced ¼ cup chopped Hatch green chile ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 medium sweet potato, cooked and Read More

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

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Print Microwave Sweet Potato Chips Phase 3 Ingredients 1 Medium-sized Sweet Potato Olive Oil Sea Salt Seasonings of Choice (e.g. ginger powder or cumin and chili powder or …) Instructions Peel the sweet potato and then microwave it for 1 minute… this will make it easier to slice. Put on a glove and slice the Read More

Curried Coconut Carrot Soup

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Print Curried Coconut Carrot Soup Share to More Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6-8 Phase 3 Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped 6 cups scrubbed, unpeeled carrots, roughly chopped (about 1 1/3 pounds) 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly chopped ginger root Read More

Coconut Curry Chicken

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Print Coconut Curry Chicken Servings: 4 Phase 3 Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 med. onion, chopped 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp curry powder 14 oz can coconut milk 1 c. diced tomatoes (canned) 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped 3 c. spinach 1/2 c. cooked quinoa Instructions Heat Read More

Berry Baked Oatmeal

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Print Berry Baked Oatmeal Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6 Phase 3 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup slivered almonds, divided 1/3 cup xylitol 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 3/4 cups almond milk 1 large egg 3 tablespoons raw coconut oil, melted, Read More

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

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Print Spinach and Mushroom Scramble Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Phase 2 Ingredients 4 slices turkey bacon, diced 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped spinach 1/4 cup diced onion 2 tablespoons organic vegetable broth Sea salt and black pepper to taste Instructions Heat a large skillet over medium heat Read More