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  • Writer's pictureLickety Glitz

Mad Skills

Caregivers, it is time we acknowledge our superpowers.

We aren't immortal. We can't fly. We don't have x-ray vision, nor a handy cloak of invisibility to confound our foe. (Although, we have been known to hide in closets during times of deep dementia duress).

But we are Heroes of Dementia.

Captains of Caregiving.

Men and women of steel, possessing super strength against a mighty villain; knocked down repeatedly only to regenerate again and again, linked in arms against our own personal kryptonite: Dementia.

While other heroes construct gadgets in underground hideouts we cunningly improvise formidable strategies while in the thick of battle.

Our superpowers are... uh... unique! And to the untrained eye may not appear all that extraordinary, but we're up against no ordinary super villain - force fields won't stop it, web swinging won't evade it, lasers shot out of eyeballs would only piss it off and invoke a rampage. No, our foe requires a much more subtle, stealthy approach.

My fellow champions, wipe off the fight for a few, and revel in our Mad Skills!

Rarely victorious, we none the less suit up daily to champion our dementia loved ones.

How heroic is that?

So, don't ever forget you are a Hero of Dementia. The battle is already lost, but you still show up for the fight.

P.S. Mad props to anyone who can identify the theme music before the credits roll!

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Jan 13, 2021

The Pop-Up! That should have def been included, Betsy! Although 4-years into my family caregiving career I don't pop "up" all that fast anymore. It's more like... "Well, the damage is already done with whatever she's doing in there. I'll just wait for the next commercial."

I'm super glad you enjoyed it. :)


Jan 11, 2021

Hilarious!! I love it.

I have a move I think of as the pop-up. It happens when I am in another room and hear something amiss that my loved one is getting into. I pop-up either from my slumber or whatever glamorous domestic chore I am doing and race into where ever he is to thwart a misshap. Too bad it is not as sassy as the "bend & snap" made famous in the movie Legally Blond.


Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Dec 05, 2020

HAHAHAHA! Yeah, keeping that bar low is the key to success, eh? ;)

I had so much fun putting that vid together, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! You have some peace this holiday season too.


Dec 05, 2020

I love the video! It’s funny and also shows how smoothly you manage all those tricks! It’s true - it’s easy to forget that we’ve had to learn these crazy along the way. Go caregivers!! Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday. (Some fun would be great too, but hey, setting the bar to an achievable height!)

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