Should we tell her we sold her house?

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?”

Enter the Gray Area: Communicating with someone living with dementia

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”

Stop taking people with dementia to the cemetery + stories from my blog readers!

“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!”

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