Never ask someone with dementia if they “remember your name”

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! If I can, I always opt to ditch my name tag in a dementia care environment. I let my friends with dementia decide what myContinue reading “Never ask someone with dementia if they “remember your name””

3 keys to accepting change in dementia

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I host a monthly support group in my area, and yesterday’s meeting made me think a lot about acceptance. We had a great discussion: allContinue reading “3 keys to accepting change in dementia”

#1 Reason That Routine Is Going to Save You a Lot of Drama

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Routine. It’s about what you do regularly, probably every day, even if you aren’t consciously thinking about it. Routine is essential when you’re caring forContinue reading “#1 Reason That Routine Is Going to Save You a Lot of Drama”

Dementia-Friendly Days Out

A guest post by Ruby Clarkson | Writer, editor, animal lover and coffee enthusiast Dementia is a challenging group of diseases that causes many different problems, but that doesn’t mean that those who are living with dementia can’t enjoy a lovely day out. In fact, it is good for them to get out and see differentContinue reading “Dementia-Friendly Days Out”

Improv comedy and dementia care workshop now online

Our workshop is officially ONLINE which means you can take it from wherever (and whenever) you want! This is a cool opportunity for you to see how improvisational comedy works with dementia caregiving, especially if you can’t make it to Pittsburgh, PA for our workshops. We travel, so we’re happy to come to you, butContinue reading “Improv comedy and dementia care workshop now online”

You’re probably grieving, but don’t realize it

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! *Content warning: this is probably a tear-jerker, just because we’re talking about grief and loss. When I started working in this field, I recognized thatContinue reading “You’re probably grieving, but don’t realize it”

What if I visit and he doesn’t know who I am?

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Care partners regularly ask me about one of their deepest fears. The fear usually goes like this: at some point, you’ll walk in to visit yourContinue reading “What if I visit and he doesn’t know who I am?”

Why the loss of control motivates most “behaviors”

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Cecilia was having a hard time. Suddenly, she couldn’t do all the things she used to do. She had once owned her own business, handledContinue reading “Why the loss of control motivates most “behaviors””

The BEST communication tip I have

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Here it is, the best dementia care communication tip I have for you. Although I’ve been using it (and tweaking it) for a long timeContinue reading “The BEST communication tip I have”

HOW TO: 3 tips for keeping them engaged while you get other tasks done

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! “It sounds bad, but I can’t get anything done with my wife around,” Walter sighed. “She wants to ‘help,’ but I end up having to re-do herContinue reading “HOW TO: 3 tips for keeping them engaged while you get other tasks done”

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