Tag: memory

She Remembered Me.

I walked through the doors of an unfamiliar dementia care community, looking for a resident who had moved from our location. I was afraid she

A Tale of 5 Chairs

“It’s never going to work. They are just going to keep moving the chairs back where they want them,” a Resident Assistant argued. I had

A Magical Phonebook.

Merna opened the door to my office. “I need to look up a phone number,” she said with some urgency.  This was a new one.

Help! My Loved One Won't Sleep

I received a great question from a reader, and I think that a lot of people have struggled with the same thing: getting their loved

Is This For Me?

I handed Helen one of the stuffed dogs from our new Pet Shop area. I knew how much she enjoyed the baby dolls we had,

Easy Bathing.

I walked into one of our “Spa Rooms” to wash my hands. It’s one of three rooms where we help our residents take baths or

Red Roses…for a Blue Lady

“I found my thrill…” I started. “On blueberry hill,” the group answered. It is astounding what the brain can recall, even when that brain is

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Just added a new link to my homepage here at Dementia By Day! I put up photos of the interior design changes I’ve made at

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