Is This For Me?

I handed Helen one of the stuffed dogs from our new Pet Shop area. I knew how much she enjoyed the baby dolls we had, so I hoped that she would also like the dogs. “Ohh,” she cried with delight, opening her arms to accept the stuffed dog.  “Is this dog for me? Can IContinue reading “Is This For Me?”

A Marriage.

A lot of people fear that their spouse or life partner will get dementia. Many people are already coping with it. It’s incredibly hard to watch someone you love struggle with cognitive decline. But what if you both had dementia? Martin* and Joyce* have been married for over fifty years. They both have dementia, butContinue reading “A Marriage.”

Dementia & A Baby.

This is our baby station for our residents with dementia. One of my residents, Agnes*, was walking down the hallway carrying one of the babies in her arms. As I watched, she moved the baby into a “burping” motion and bounced up and down, rocking the infant.

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