Tag: caregivers

Don’t Cry in Front of the Baby

Sandra was known for sundowning. Most days, Sandra would start crying around 3 PM.  “Sundowning” is a common phenomenon for people with dementia. Essentially, it

She Remembered Me.

I walked through the doors of an unfamiliar dementia care community, looking for a resident who had moved from our location. I was afraid she

The Woman Who Wouldn't Sit Down.

“She’ll sit down on couches, in a chair, wherever—but I cannot get her to sit down on the toilet!” one of our Resident Assistants, Brittany,

Reorienting.

“He already thought his wife was dead, but that he was missing her funeral…so I just explained to him that she’s been dead for years.”

I'm going home now.

Many of our residents receive visitors on a regular basis. It’s nice to see them interact with daughters, sons, grandchildren, and even spouses. The trouble