Check out the first episode of my Dementia By Day podcast! PILOT: What is mini-reorientation?
http://cargocollective.com/juandiegoguzman/filter/Juan-Diego-Guzman I meet a lot of care partners who look after individuals living with dementia. The recurring theme amongst these care partners—many with varying backgrounds and experience levels—is that they all feel tired. Caring for a person living with dementia is not the same thing as raising a healthy child. Yes, babies are exhausting, but babies […]
I had someone tell me recently that they’d used my Embracing Their Reality techniques when talking to their mother with dementia. “I told her that we were going to see her parents, and she looked confused. She was talking about her parents the week before, so I just started the conversation about seeing them! Embracing […]
She probably can’t do it herself, or forgets to start. It might make the most sense to do a 30 min call with me, there’s about a million suggestions we could talk through.
I’d have to know a lot more about your situation, but it’s probably less about agreement and more about using tips and tricks to get them in. It may also be a situation where a bed bath is all that works.
Well, if her symptoms are causing her issues, I’d definitely want to know if we could at least alleviate the symptoms. It’s true, she may not be a candidate for surgery, but she may be able to have some of her symptoms dealt with? Ask the docs if her symptoms could be alleviated…if not, I’d […]
(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zlb_Glavjk) Why you SHOULDN’T tell someone living with dementia that a person has died—I get asked about this all the time!
I work very, very hard to dispel myths about dementia. I work particularly hard to dispel myths regarding communication with individuals living with dementia. One of these myths is the idea of “therapeutic lying.” Depending on who they learned from, care partners were taught to “never lie” to someone living with dementia, or they were taught to “therapeutically […]
If I can, I always opt to ditch my name tag in a dementia care environment. I let my friends with dementia decide what my name is: I’ve been Susan, Gwendolyn, and various peoples’ kids. I’ve been so many identities to my residents, too: a coworker, a boss, a student, a sibling, a friend from […]
Hi Cecelia! Our next one is on June 29th. I can send you extra details if you email me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org