Virginia Ingram
Virginia Ingram

Virginia Ingram is an account planner and digital strategist in Tennessee. She consults in the communications world, and uses technology to spark solutions for business, life and health problems. At 36 she became the primary caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer's who lives in North Carolina. Two years later, she's still figuring everything out.

Virginia Ingram is an account planner and digital strategist in Tennessee. She consults in the communications world, and uses technology to spark solutions for business, life and health problems. At 36 she became the primary caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer's who lives in North Carolina. Two years later, she's still figuring everything out.

Articles by Virginia Ingram

Article: Your Tales

A young caregiver speaks up!

by VIRGINIA INGRAM


What it's like for a cheerful caregiver shouldering the responsibility of a family member living with Alzheimer's. You won't believe it. I think my mom and dad told me I was next on the list to be Power of Attorney for my aunt in 2010. The responsibility I was going to have didn’t register. I was…

Article: Now What

You really want to help? Don't ask, do! (14 tips)

by VIRGINIA INGRAM


Caregivers always need help: If you really want to give your friend or family member support, I’ve written some tips to help you have a productive conversation. Whenever someone is dealing with a situation outside of the norm, people have a tendency to say, "Let me know how I can help." While those…

Article: Now What

Even seniors have experienced bullying

by VIRGINIA INGRAM


We’ve all experienced bullying at some point in our lives. When I was 16, I experienced a mild case I was unequipped to deal with. I was out with a group of friends. We roamed the aisles of a drug store looking for tchotchkes to buy with money from our minimum wage jobs. A "good" friend, along with…

Article: Now What

It’s Not Just About Losing Memory

by VIRGINIA INGRAM


Often when people speak about Alzheimer’s, the first thing you hear is a whisper that the person with dementia does not recognize someone close to them. This is shocking when it happens, but sadly there are a lot of big hurdles caregivers and individuals with dementia have to overcome before getting…