What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?

Are you thinking about getting a more in-depth dementia diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? If you aren’t, you may want to consider it.  I visited University of Pittsburgh’s Montefiore Hospital and did a two-day observation of their interdisciplinary team’s diagnosis process. The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a fantastic place to goContinue reading “What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?”

#1 reason that ROUTINE is going to save you a lot of dementia-related drama

Routine. It’s about what you do regularly, probably every day, even if you aren’t consciously thinking about it.  Routine is essential when you’re caring for someone with dementia. Not only is it just about what you do, it’s about what they used to do. What does that mean?  It means that we need to relyContinue reading “#1 reason that ROUTINE is going to save you a lot of dementia-related drama”

A Place Like This (Home)

“I don’t want to end up in a place like this,” she told a coworker. “It’s awful and depressing to have dementia.” I tried not to feel frustrated about this. I looked around me, at my residents, at the walls decorated and bright, at the work that I’d put into the community—and I was angry at thisContinue reading “A Place Like This (Home)”

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