“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!
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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
“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
Well, this last year has definitely been…a lot. Visiting a person living with dementia in dementia care was already difficult, but this year really upped
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
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.