Tag: long term care

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

You Live Here Now.

One of the worst things that you can do to a person who lives in long-term memory care is to remind them that they live in long-term

We Are Related, Somehow.

“Here we go, down the road!” Marie* sang, tapping her walker on the ground as she moved down the hallway. Her son, a man in

Going Out.

“That was fun. Thank you for taking us out,” Vera* said, getting off the bus. I genuinely enjoy outings with residents. I usually try to

Mrs. Washington DC

“You know, you had everything going for you. You were smart, beautiful, you had it all together, you could have been…Mrs. Washington DC! And now

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

Reorienting.

“He already thought his wife was dead, but that he was missing her funeral…so I just explained to him that she’s been dead for years.”

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