Posts by Deborah Shouse

Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, and creativity catalyst. Deborah donated all proceeds from her initially self-published book, Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey, to Alzheimer’s causes, raising more than $80,000.00. An updated version of the book is available at local and on-line bookstores.Visit her blog at DeborahShouseWrites.Wordpress.com.

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9 Mostly Free Ways to Spark Creativity and Fun

“People want to be creatively satisfied, and having fun is such an important part of that.” ~John Lasseter

I stopped having fun when my mother was diagnosed with dementia.

I didn’t have time for fun because I had to spend every spare moment thinking about Mom, wondering how I could help her, talking to my dad, wondering how I could help him, and worrying about the future, including fretting over whether I, too, was losing my mind.

Then one day, I asked my mother what it was like, living in such confusion.

“I can’t worry over it too much,” she …