Not caring would be easier…

And impossible

Making the journey with your loved one through Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia requires a deep level of commitment and caring.
 
Moreover, the weight of the journey comes from how much you care. And here you are. Now, how the heck do you shoulder a burden like this?
 
You do it with a support system of fellow climbers. The Purple Sherpa is here for you. We are a care network of people who’ve been there and done that. We’ve cared for our loved ones. Now, we’re prepared to offer guidance in how to care for your loved one–as well as for yourself.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body or other forms of dementia?
​You’re in the right place.

Here at The Purple Sherpa, it’s all about you. Seriously. We’re about providing you with videos, articles, links to resources, and more — all of them representing tools and insights most of us wish we’d had when we began this journey. We want to be a reassuring place where you can turn when things are challenging, and to illuminate your path along this journey.

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The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa
"The increase in the number of people living with dementia, societal attitudes about them, and the proliferation of memory care programs — constitute a call to action to create more relationship-rich, person-directed approaches to care." https://www.mcknightsseniorliving.com/home/columns/guest-columns/a-new-dementia-care-imperative/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa
Are you struggling with the losses that are inevitable as you care for a loved one who’s living with dementia? Our society often doesn’t realize grief unless it follows death, and yet we care-partners and caregivers, as well as the person who’s living with dementia, grieve throughout the journey.

The Purple Sherpa is delighted to share a resource from Kathy Koenig of Caregiver Connection: a five-day free event that explores the paradox and complexity of grief. Knowing Kathy, this will be a tremendously helpful event. Visit https://www.caregiverconnection.net/theparadoxofgrief to find out more and register — we’ll see you there.
The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa
As we share our stories, we help to end the stigma that still exits around dementia.
The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa
“It became clear to me that I had two choices; continue to be depressed and give up, OR get on with my life and share my experiences.”
http://ed.gr/brkv3
The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa
The Purple Sherpa offers a free, closed Facebook group for people who are current care-partners and caregivers for a family member who's living with dementia. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePurpleSherpaBasecamp/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com to join, and be sure to answer the question so your membership can be approved!
Blogs

BLOGS

Thoughts on the different parts of the journey categorized by topic.

Supporting You

SUPPORTING YOU

Your sherpa community is here for you in a number of ways.

Resources

RESOURCES

Videos, Articles, Organizations, Useful links, Tips & Thoughts

BOOKS

BOOKS

Some of books that we have found helpful.

MOVIES

MOVIES

Some of the movies, both documentary and drama, that track our journey. 

FREE TOOLS

FREE RESOURCES

For helping you taking care of yourself, one of the most critical tasks.

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We are you. And together we’re stronger for our loved ones and ourselves.

YOUR FELLOW SHERPAS

YOUR FELLOW SHERPAS

A gallery of your fellow Purple Sherpas and a few of their friends….

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