Tag: gerontology

“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

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Changing the Conversation

I watched, biting my lip, as Jason tried explaining to his mom that her sister had died. “Hey mom, remember my name?” Jason started. Aw,

Community College

It’s been two years since I started this blog! Here’s one of my favorite stories from 2014. Our nurse stopped by my office around lunchtime.

Attachment to Objects

Many of my residents are very attached to particular items. This can become an issue when those objects go missing, which happens often. I once

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

"I Want To Go Home.”

“When I come to visit, my dad says that he wants to go home,” she said. “I think I should’ve just kept him there…I should’ve take

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