Tag: life

Loneliness & soup

I was killing time at the grocery store. Really, I was also hungry, but I would’ve been eating at my house if my friend wasn’t

"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

In Paris

Malinda was notorious for “shopping” in other residents’ closets. Because she felt like the whole floor was her house, she had no qualms about going into

Is Dementia World a Happy Place?

“I am leaving for the day, because my young son is at home with a babysitter,” Agnes told me calmly. “But I just wanted to

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

New Love.

They sat, holding hands, talking softly in his room.  Matthew* and Rachel* are a new couple. Both of them have lived in our community for quite