All Blog Posts

“She’s standing right here.”

“How did mom eat today? Did she eat all of her lunch?” she asked, as her mother stood beside her.  “Does dad give you any trouble

Finally, A Smile

  Joanne didn’t smile much. In fact, I had not seen her really smile about anything at all. She spoke to others, but sparingly, even

A Case of Mistaken Identity

“Susan! Susan, can you help me?” Virginia cried, following me down the hallway.  Obviously, my name is not Susan. Virginia began calling me “Susan” early

Why They Never Initiate Tasks

She’d left her father a “to-do” list that included tasks around the house. He was home, by himself, for a good deal of time during the

“But Don’t You Remember?”

“But don’t you remember…?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people ask this of individuals living with dementia. Honestly, it’s almost comical

How to find the right community

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

16 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia

Get the FREE “16 Things” poster for your personal use—or better yet—your dementia care community’s staff break room!

I wrote this poem years ago, but to date, it’s the most popular piece I’ve ever created.

16 things poster