“Dementia By Day” started as a simple little Tumblr blog in 2014 and grew into a book, a business, a second book, a podcast…and my entire work life! Hope you enjoy!
Recent Blog Posts
If you were looking for a long-winded, confusing answer, you came to the wrong place. Put simply: definitely do not tell her you sold her
We’ve spent May reminiscing about old stories and memories from the communities I’ve worked in. This is a story from 2016. One of my favorite things
A short story about my first community from 2014, redrafted for 2021. It had been raining hard all day. The storm seemed to be getting
See a theme this month? We’re reminiscing! This story was originally written in 2015, redrafted for May 2021. It is so important for people living
Written originally on October 19th, 2014, redrafted for May 2021. I hope that I can convey this beautiful moment as well as I want to.
“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
Anonymous writes: My mother has been in a memory care center for 2-½ years. She has recently started kissing a fellow resident even though she
One thing I encounter often is when caregivers try their hardest to “convince” people with dementia of facts that they no longer understand. People will say
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
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.