Give yourself a break: dementia care takes practice

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I’ve had a lot of people over the years say to me, “Wow! Dementia care? You must be really patient!”  This is actually kind of funnyContinue reading “Give yourself a break: dementia care takes practice”

Always ask people with dementia for help

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! “He’s really combative,” the staff member complained, popping in my doorway. “Christian keeps slapping my hand away when I’m trying to wash his face.” “Okay,Continue reading “Always ask people with dementia for help”

XpertDox.com – Helping you find a specialist easily

We have all been there: we’re looking for a new physician in a particular area of medicine, and the only tool we turn to is the list of doctors on our insurance plan’s website. Of course, that website lacks much in the way of actual information about each doctor. Sure, a little Internet digging canContinue reading “XpertDox.com – Helping you find a specialist easily”

6 Tips: How do I get him to agree to move to an assisted living facility?

“But he’s not going to do it,” she insisted. “He’s stubborn and he won’t want to move out of his house and move into a community! He will refuse.” I hear statements like this pretty frequently. How can you get someone with dementia who doesn’t want to move out of their home to do just that? Here’sContinue reading “6 Tips: How do I get him to agree to move to an assisted living facility?”

“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 husband, an American soldier, in World War II—a story similar to the one that I heard from my first British resident. If you asked Joan, she could still tell youContinue reading ““You look like a wicked broad!””

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