Tag: memory

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Betta spoke only Italian, which was challenging, because no one else at the dementia care community spoke any Italian. She had come over from Italy

A Newspaper Headline

“Please! Does anyone have a copy of today’s paper!” Mattie hollered across the room. “I’d like to read the paper!"  Some of our residents received

Stay Here Tonight

“Can I stay here tonight?” Alice asked, looking up at me from her seat on the hallway couch. Alice lived at our community, but she

If I Tell Him Enough, He Will Remember.

So many caregivers feel that if they tell their loved one with dementia something enough times, that piece of information will stay with them.  “Dad,

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

A Goodbye Party

I avoid putting myself in these posts as much as possible, but this post will have to be an exception to the rule.  I had

Q&A: When a fake pet is real

I got a great question from Alana, a volunteer coordinator at a hospice. She and her team got a Memorable Pet after seeing them on

Mistaken for a Man.

“Get away from him! That’s my husband and he wants to come with me!” Gladys yelled. Gladys stood, holding Margaret’s walker, pointing at her female

Beauty At Any Age.

“C’mon, pretty lady!” Ella motioned to Mildred. “Let’s go to lunch.” “That’s not me, I’m not a pretty lady,” Mildred shook her head, refusing to

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