I’m asked questions like this often. “What if what they’re telling you…just doesn’t make any sense? It can’t happen. If I Embrace Their RealityTM, aren’t
A short story from my time working as a Dementia Care Director at my first building They sat, holding hands, talking softly in his room.
Anonymous writes: My mother has been in a memory care center for 2-½ years. She has recently started kissing a fellow resident even though she
“But don’t you remember…?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people ask this of individuals living with dementia. Honestly, it’s almost comical
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A guest post by Zara Lewis In my wonderful family, we all love and support each other; however, as it often happens, most of the
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
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
Louise wasn’t much for sitting down and eating. In fact, she didn’t want to eat at all. Louise spent her lunches following us to her
A letter that I will never send, to one of my first residents, and always my favorite. Other letters to her are here and here.