Category: Alzheimer’s & Dementia


So many individuals and families feel like they are in survival mode and "just making it work." You are actually doing more than you may realize. Self-care is acknowledging that.   Original Post September 16, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More


Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships.     Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


Relationships with family, colleagues, friends, and community members matter. Trying to make certain decisions in an uncertain time, can cause a lot of heartache, stress, and discord. Jan offers some tips for responding to the people around you, as your best self.     Original Post July 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


Doing almost anything outdoors feels better. Did you know that there are additional health and stress management boosts to being outdoors? Curious? This is for you.     Original Post July 7, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More


Being asked the same question over and over again by someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is a ... Read More


NeuroScience & the Brains of Trained Meditators & Mindfulness Practitioners: A plethora of neuroscience research demonstrates significant and consistent positive changes in the brains of individuals practicing meditation styles from Buddhist meditation to more secular mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. Science demonstrates 1) you can ... Read More


  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More


Licensed Psychological Associate I have experienced the challenges of care giving myself, at the current time; I no longer fill that role. Now, I listen the stories of my friends and clients who are caring for their loved ones. One friend shares that her new routine is that after putting in ... Read More