On today’s episode we’ll be talking about the TWO THINGS that you’ve been overlooking when trying to solve behavioral challenges for people living with dementia. This episode is sponsored by New Dawn Dementia Understandings at http://www.newdawndementia.com – To register for a seminar with Donna and her company, or to schedule a class at your community,Continue reading
Put simply: definitely not. In order to combat ANY sort of loss, we need a couple things in our mental toolkits, right? We need the ability to process, store and recall information, and we also need the ability to understand the passage of time. A loss could be something like losing a beloved relative orContinue reading “Should we tell her we sold her house?”
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Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! “We bring Rachael in for a different perspective,” the nursing school’s professor told her class. “As I said before: do what she says in practice,Continue reading “Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with dementia”
Let’s talk interior design in dementia care. I share a story from my past and talk about WHY what I’m doing now is so important to me. Amanda and her team at The Simple Home are sponsoring this episode! You’re definitely going to want to check them out. To see the other blog I mentioned,Continue reading
From both the perspective of the family making the move AND the community accepting a new resident!
In this episode, I discuss the 3 worst move-ins of new residents to dementia care that I’ve ever been a part of! Let’s talk about how we could’ve made these moves into senior living WAY less painful. This episode is sponsored by TeleCalm, a phone service that assists adults living with dementia and their caregivers.Continue reading
‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should watch for My interview with The Washington Post!
“Oh yeah, every time that dad forgets mom is dead, we head to the cemetery so he can see her gravestone.” WHAT. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some version of this awful story. Stop taking people with dementia to the cemetery. Seriously. I cringe every single time someone tells me aboutContinue reading “Stop taking people with dementia to the cemetery + stories from my blog readers!”
“When can I go home?” is probably the most dreaded question that any family caregiver or care staff member hears from a person living with dementia. Panic ensues as the caregiver stumbles through trying to tell the person that they “can’t” go home. What can we do instead? This episode is sponsored by OpenCareApp! ForContinue reading