Chelsia Hart

About Chelsia Hart

Chelsia Hart is the former Editor-in-Chief at A Place for Mom. When she's not getting her passport stamped, she's strategizing on how to connect with customers through content marketing and social media. Chelsia is an advocate for reducing the stigma around Alzheimer's. Her passions include traveling, boating, marketing and leading a healthy life.

I’m Still My Mother’s Daughter

I’m Still My Mother’s Daughter

Elaine Mansfield’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1995 and lived with Alzheimer’s disease for twelve years. In 1999, Elaine became her mother’s primary caregiver along with an excellent skilled nursing home staff. Elaine believes in defending Alzheimer’s patients from excessive medical intervention. By Elaine Mansfield “This is my daughter,” Mom said, pointing at me […]

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Memory Boosting Superfoods That Fight Alzheimer’s

Memory Boosting Superfoods That Fight Alzheimer’s

In order to get enough of these brain boosters, you’ll want to make sure your loved one stocks up on these foods: Vegetables, especially leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, which have been strongly linked to lower levels of cognitive decline in older age, according to a study in […]

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Quote: I Wanted to Be A Caregiver

Quote: I Wanted to Be A Caregiver

“I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.” – Melody Beattie

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Dear Alzheimer’s: Interview with Esther Altshul Helfgott

Dear Alzheimer’s: Interview with Esther Altshul Helfgott

After losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s, many caregivers turn to writing as an outlet. Esther Altshul Helfgott was a caregiver to her husband, Abe, and has been writing for over 40 years. She started blogging and interacting online to ease the loneliness of caregiving. Esther recently published a book to reach others who have […]

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Poem: My Dear, I Love You

Poem: My Dear, I Love You

My Dear, I Love You by Jerry Ham From one who has Alzheimer’s, and yes it is hard Just for a moment, let me share from my heart. Please forgive me for the things that I say. If I were well, I would not be this way. Although I can’t tell you, I’m so glad […]

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Poem: Yes, I’ll Cry

Poem: Yes, I’ll Cry

Yes, I’ll Cry by Jerry Ham Each day I watch my mother walk. I hear her sigh, I hear her talk. She speaks of loved ones no longer here. I watch helpless, as she sheds a tear. Alzheimer’s is stealing my mother away, And she grows worse each passing day. She needs help with all […]

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Poem: My Caregiving Friend

Poem: My Caregiving Friend

My Caregiving Friend by Tim Brennan When I was lost, you showed the way. When I was frightened, you calmed fear away. You made me laugh, when I wanted to cry. I fail so often and you tell me; “Just try.” You are my friend, and I forgot your name. I called for help and […]

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