Why is “no” the default answer?

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! When you work in dementia care, you become accustomed to hearing the word, “no.” “No, I don’t want a shower.” “No, thanks, I don’t wantContinue reading “Why is “no” the default answer?”

Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards

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 meet a lot of care partners who look after individuals living with dementia. The recurring theme amongst these care partners—many with varying backgrounds andContinue reading “Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards”

5 steps to get you into the world of someone living with 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 had someone tell me recently that they’d used my Embracing Their Reality techniques when talking to their mother with dementia. “I told her thatContinue reading “5 steps to get you into the world of someone living with dementia”

“Therapeutic lying” is a ridiculous phrase

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 work very, very hard to dispel myths about dementia. I work particularly hard to dispel myths regarding communication with individuals living with dementia. OneContinue reading ““Therapeutic lying” is a ridiculous phrase”

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””

What would YOU want, if you had dementia?

I received a great question from a reader just the other day on my blog:  I was told that I have early onset dementia about 5 years ago. My Dad and 4 of his siblings have died or have Alzheimer’s. I try to learn as much as I can about dementia care. I was justContinue reading “What would YOU want, if you had dementia?”

How to “stop walking on eggshells” in dementia caregiving

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 had Ansel’s wife, Megan, at their home. Ansel had vascular dementia and was in a moderate stage of the disease. Ansel’s wife, however, wasContinue reading “How to “stop walking on eggshells” in dementia caregiving”

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