Tag: frontotemporal

Stop trying to “convince” them

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Stop taking people with dementia to the cemetery

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=valjImIyxY4?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=540&h=304] “Oh yeah, every time that dad forgets mom is dead, we head to the cemetery so he can see her gravestone.” WHAT. I

“Can you take me home?”

Verna stood in the hallway, clutching her purse tight to her chest. A blanket was draped over her arm. As soon as she spotted me

Let them lead, and you follow

Let’s face it: dementia care is hard. Honestly, it’s often harder for caregivers than it is for the people with dementia, especially in later stages

Elsie & The Boy Who Wasn’t There

Elsie had been acting strangely for a couple days now. It was our morning meeting, and the team had assembled in the dining room to

“He was at my house.”

If you’ve ever come to one of my talks, you’ve probably heard this story. It’s one of my favorites to tell, because I think it