Tag: alzheimer’s disease

The residents at the dementia care community felt like the Nurses’ Station looked like a soda fountain counter, so I turned it into one. www.dementia-by-day.com

"I told you seven times already."

“Your room is right there! I told you seven times already!” I was walking up the hallway when I witnessed this exchange. One of my

Do They Know You?

Many friends, family members and acquaintances have asked me the same question: “Do your residents know who you are?” Honestly, I don’t know. Sometimes it

People In The Woods.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching HBO’s documentary, “The Memory Loss Tapes.” It’s a feature length film, but it is worth

It's Not The Outcome.

I’m very “Type A.” I like when things on my to-do list get done quickly, efficiently, and come out perfectly. You can’t expect the same

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72S1roLITWo?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=375] The Notebook.  Before I launch into a diatribe about what’s wrong with the depiction of Alzheimer’s disease in this movie, I want to

Resident-to-Resident.

One of my favorite parts of caring for individuals with dementia is watching their interactions with one another. Think of any classroom you’ve ever been

Sock Puppets.

I think there’s a lot that we can learn from people with dementia, especially those who don’t communicate in normal ways. I’ve blogged about a