Tag: memory loss

How we helped her eat again

A post from earlier this year Louise wasn’t much for sitting down and eating. In fact, she didn’t want to eat at all. Louise spent

What IS a nursing home?

My book will be in stores tomorrow! “When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do” covers

A Tough Conversation

Usually, when a visitor to our community tries to “correct” one of my residents, I jump in and try to save the conversation. For example,

Lunch & Old Friends

A memory of mine from two years ago: I had taken a few of my residents out to lunch when I noticed a woman across

Attachment to Objects

Many of my residents are very attached to particular items. This can become an issue when those objects go missing, which happens often. I once

Broadway

“And a one, two, a one, two, three, four,” Tabitha counted out. Her feet tapped rhythmically across the floor as she counted out her dance

Shopping Cart