Tag: love

A Marriage.

A lot of people fear that their spouse or life partner will get dementia. Many people are already coping with it. It’s incredibly hard to

A Breakup, Part 2.

“Oh, wasn’t that so wonderful?” Rachel sighed happily, climbing into the bus. We had just visited a local daycare to read to some children there.

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

Community College.

Our nurse stopped by my office around lunchtime. “William* is really irritated this morning,” she said. “He keeps saying that he has sign up for

The Piano Player.

Joyce* loves to play the piano. When I first arrived at my dementia care community, I was impressed by her song repertoire. I realized pretty

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

A Breakup.

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about a new couple in our dementia care community. We all loved seeing them together. It really

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

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