Years ago, I finished up my talk at a conference and stepped off the stage. A few minutes later, a woman appeared in front of
I get this question pretty often. It makes sense, right? Your day-to-day would be a lot easier if your loved one living with dementia would
I’m asked questions like this often. “What if what they’re telling you…just doesn’t make any sense? It can’t happen. If I Embrace Their RealityTM, aren’t
How can you see the forest through the trees to get real results when communicating with someone living with dementia? “Why are you ALL HERE!?”
“We’ve got to get out of here!” she screamed. “They are dangerous people and they’re after us! They think I’m crazy but I know the
I often hear from care partners and dementia care professionals alike that “getting the person living with dementia to do something is really hard!” While
A short story from my time working as a Dementia Care Director at my first building They sat, holding hands, talking softly in his room.
“Well…I don’t want to lie to her. If I tell her she still has a house waiting for her, then that would be a lie.
Please note: this is different from what I say when I talk about Timeline Confusion(TM) in dementia. Oh, the things I hear people say about
Another short story from my time as a Dementia Care Director “I am leaving for the day, because my young son is at home with