Hello again, my name is Louisa Strohm and this is the last blog of three about my personal experience with Mild Cognitive Impairment. If you would like to read my first and second posts, you can find them linked here. For a short summary I have discussed my personal experience with MCI and shared my story about taking care of my grandmother. Throughout the entire project I have expressed my deep passion in putting more information for at home care of those with MCI or Dementia.
I had a lot of time to think about what I wanted to do for my agent of change. I went through a lot of ideas but finally decided to go with making a website, so people can access my personal story and tips for living with and caring with those with MCI and Dementia. I made this website because in my personal opinion there is a huge lack of information on how to care for these people at home. This lack of information is leading to people checking their loved ones into nursing homes and assisted care facilities. Although it may seem like the best option, for some people who only have mild Dementia or MCI, it may be better to keep them at home where they feel most comfortable.
Getting back onto the topic of my website, the sites name is Caring for Cuzzies. You can find the link to website here I chose this name because Cuzzie is my grandmother’s nickname and I want people to be able to know how to care for all of the Cuzzies out there. When you visit my site you will find three tabs. The home tab, where you can find five tips for caring for those with MCI or Dementia. The next tab is the ‘My Story’ tab and here I shared my story and personal experience with my grandmother’s disease. The last tab is the Contact tab where I put my email.
The process of creating the website was pretty fun. I learned a lot of new things about how websites work and how to make them. I enjoyed writing the tips and I really hope that it helps someone who’s lost in the sea of information about MCI and Dementia. Sharing my story out there was really scary at first, but once I started writing, and realized how passionate I am about this topic, it doesn’t even phase me.
Picture of me creating the website
Doing the You & The World Project at first was very intimidating. I found that as I worked more and more, did extensive amounts of research, and put my heart into my topic, I really could make a change. Having my family, friends, and peers support pushed me to make this difference and want to help people. I think this project has made me a better person. Learning my grandmother’s full story, and help other people going through the same thing my family did, I think will make an impact on the rest of my life. This project will stay with me for the rest of my life and I think I will always remember my time at SLA through this.
Screenshot of the website's front page.