Tag: frontotemporal

A Breakup, Part 2.

“Oh, wasn’t that so wonderful?” Rachel sighed happily, climbing into the bus. We had just visited a local daycare to read to some children there.

I'm Not Old Like These People.

“I’ve made a mistake. I came here once to visit this place with all of the elderly people, but I don’t want to be here

Community College.

Our nurse stopped by my office around lunchtime. “William* is really irritated this morning,” she said. “He keeps saying that he has sign up for

Dementia & A Baby.

This is our baby station for our residents with dementia. One of my residents, Agnes*, was walking down the hallway carrying one of the babies

Read The Signs.

“Mike’s Auto Shop. Krispy Kreme Donuts, hot donuts. Sears,” she said. Vera* was reading every single sign we passed on the road. Vera’s dementia has

Photographs.

I felt guilty. It’s challenging, when you have nearly 50 residents, to spend equal time with all of them, especially those that stay in their

1, 2, 3.

“Hm, hmm, oh, wow,” Carol* said, touching some of the puzzle pieces on the table. She picked one up and turned it around in her hands,

Frontotemporal Dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease gets a lot of attention. That’s not to say it isn’t warranted, but there are over 70 different causes of dementia. Dementia is

Death & Dementia.

“What happens when your residents die? Do your other residents get upset? Do they remember that person?” many people have asked me.  Angela* has fairly

People In The Woods.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching HBO’s documentary, “The Memory Loss Tapes.” It’s a feature length film, but it is worth

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