Tag: geriatrics

“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,

Talking Aphasia

One of my favorite things is when someone with dementia, who doesn’t normally speak, speaks to me. It happens every once in a while. I’ve

There’s Friendship in Dementia

A pair of my residents walked down the hall together. Joyce was hand in hand with her new friend, Darlene. Joyce stopped and looked at

Virtual Dementia Tour

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsne9-QZQH4?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=540&h=304] Yesterday at work I brought in a local hospice company to train our staff through the Virtual Dementia Tour tool by a company

Flowers, a cake, invitations.

dementia-by-day: “I need a cab!” he said, motioning to the phone. “Oh, where do you need to go?” I asked. “I’m getting married soon,” he

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

Black Holes

Linda reached her hand out, trying to catch the elevator door as it closed.  “Hang on, Linda!” I called out.  “What!” she yelled back at

The Mathematician

Mr. Johnston was always dressed to the nines. His shirts were crisp and tucked in, and his round glasses sat perfectly against the bridge of

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