Tag: frontotemporal

The easy addition of music

“They don’t really like music, so we stopped playing it,” one of the caregivers told me.  “Okay,” I replied. I knew, at this point, there

What IS a nursing home?

My book will be in stores tomorrow! “When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do” covers

“You look like a wicked broad!”

Joan was the second British woman who had lived in one of my dementia care communities. She had moved to the US after meeting her

“We’re home.”

A story shared with me by one of my residents’ daughters. Her mother is one of my favorite residents. She does a lot of walking,

Real Animals, Stuffed Animals

We took a fun trip to the National Aviary yesterday with some of our residents from Memory Care. They had a great time seeing the

"I didn't eat breakfast!"

Maddie paced up and down the hallway, looking unusually distraught. Normally, Maddie was in a fantastic mood and always engaged in activities. Today, however, Maddie

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I’m debuting a new program where readers (and new visitors to my site!) can ask me questions live over the phone. How does it work? 

The Shirt Struggle

Cassandra was sitting in the dining room in her wheelchair, getting angry at one of our caregivers. “Cassandra, please give me your shirt so we can

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