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The alzheimersreadingroom published an article of mine! Check it out. You can also follow them on Tumblr and other social media outlets. What is Aphasia
We have a couple residents who don’t speak much, if at all. We also have a “baby station” that is set up to look like
One of my favorite residents has aphasia, which essentially means she can’t communicate verbally. I also refer to this as “nonverbal,” because she does try
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It’s amazing how often I hear people say this regarding a person with dementia. “I don’t want to lie to her.” This is a good
“I won’t, I know it’s a trick, I want to go home and I won’t get off this bus until it takes me there,” she
“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
It’s almost unbelievable, when you haven’t seen it, to realize the power of music even on people with advanced dementia. There’s this one resident at
I actually work for a pretty large regional healthcare company. It's a network of hospitals, primary care physician groups, home care, and nursing homes. We only serve Colorado and Kansas at this point. I just knew that there was a Clare Bridge in the area because you hear about facilities around, for referrals and the like. Where did you get your MA?
Oh, awesome! Brookdale Senior Living has a lot of Clare Bridge locations across the country, and they actually just bought Emeritus Senior Living, so there
Hey! I'm a social worker at a nursing home. I started out in dementia care but I'm working in a mixed population now. Do you happen to work at the Clare Bridge in Highlands Ranch? I'm in Colorado Springs.
Hey! Thanks for the comment- and no, I actually work in North Carolina! Are you with Brookdale Senior Living?
“I don’t want to sit in there. She’s turned on me, and everyone can see I’ve been crying.” She was sure that her daughter wasn’t
“I need a cab!” he said, motioning to the phone. “Oh, where do you need to go?” I asked. “I’m getting married soon,” he smiled.
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I wrote this poem years ago, but to date, it’s the most popular piece I’ve ever created.