Fall In Florida

A recent meme beautifully stated “trees are God’s way of showing us that good things can come from letting go.” Our Florida falls are less about surrender and more about preparation. Though I think the two work in synergy. Coming off of Dorian’s energies, I realized how little I had prepared for fall in Florida. We had just changed RV’s , trading engine for size. Meaning we would not be able to hit the road with our home. I was in MD. We had not provisioned. We had no evac plans though in an A zone for evacuation. Mike was prepping, but we were worried . . . The provisioning I had was the bevy of professionals who were committed to the survival and security of Mike and I. I had my team in place.

Having a diagnosis of dementia, is like living life in the path of a hurricane. There are predictable changes that will affect our home, our security and our relationship. Short of another diagnosis overtaking dementia’s path, there will be categorical change. Like hurricane season, a dementia diagnosis will require both preparation and surrender.

Preparation means education, consultation and training. Dr. Cate Dementia Coach will

  • Calm your fears and provide expert coaching on preparation
  • Train you to adapt to dementia changes
  • Provide the best strategies and resources to thrive despite the diagnosis

Realizing you need help means letting go of your fear:

  • Fear that others will know (they already do);
  • Fear that you will be unable to afford help
  • Fear of knowing the truth of dementia’s path

If you are living with dementia either as an individual or a caregiver, start preparation–call or email Dr. Cate as a first step in being ahead of the categorical changes ahead.


Author: Cate
Passionate about dementia care and quality of life throughout the last days of life----sums up Cate McCarty, Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach. With close to forty years of long-term care experience in nursing and recreation, a Master's in Thanatology and a PhD in Aging Studies, Dr. Cate seizes every opportunity to translate research into quality of life for individuals with dementia and all of us who have the honor to "rub elbows" with them.

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