It’s time we ditched the word “lying” in dementia caregiving

This is my manifesto, of sorts. When I first started working in dementia care, I learned about Teepa Snow’s philosophy of “Redirection and Distraction,” which was part of her Positive Approach to Care technique. I also learned about Naomi’s Feil’s “Validation” technique, and began implementing what I’d learned with my residents. One day, very earlyContinue reading “It’s time we ditched the word “lying” in dementia caregiving”

Should I remind her that her sister died?

Grace was upset. Here they came again, these people, trying to move someone into the room she shared with her sister. Hadn’t she already told them? Her sister lives here! They can’t use that bed! Her sister would be back tonight! Grace’s sister had died a few months earlier, but Grace did not remember that.Continue reading “Should I remind her that her sister died?”

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