“Mom remembers dad, but she also has a new boyfriend.”

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Anonymous writes: My mother has been in a memory care center for 2-½ years. She has recently started kissing a fellow resident even though sheContinue reading ““Mom remembers dad, but she also has a new boyfriend.””

At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! How can you tell if where your loved one with dementia is currently living is…well, working? How do you know if it’s the right fit?Continue reading “At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?”

Don’t ask if they “remember your name”

If I can, I always opt to ditch my name tag in a dementia care environment. I let my friends with dementia decide what my name is: I’ve been Susan, Gwendolyn, and various peoples’ kids. I’ve been so many identities to my residents, too: a coworker, a boss, a student, a sibling, a friend fromContinue reading “Don’t ask if they “remember your name””

The BEST communication tip I have

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Here it is, the best dementia care communication tip I have for you. Although I’ve been using it (and tweaking it) for a long timeContinue reading “The BEST communication tip I have”

How one woman got her husband to agree to attend adult day care

She knew that she’d have a hard time getting her husband, Ben, into adult day care. Ben loved working, and now that he was retired and had dementia, he still liked to find projects to do. Convincing him that he could benefit from adult day care certainly wasn’t going to work (and doing this withContinue reading “How one woman got her husband to agree to attend adult day care”

HOW TO: 3 tips for keeping them engaged while you get other tasks done

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! “It sounds bad, but I can’t get anything done with my wife around,” Walter sighed. “She wants to ‘help,’ but I end up having to re-do herContinue reading “HOW TO: 3 tips for keeping them engaged while you get other tasks done”

Dementia and English as a Second Language

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! I’ve had a number of clients and residents over the years lose their ability to speak. Sometimes this happens early in the disease process, andContinue reading “Dementia and English as a Second Language”

When a relative doesn’t “get it” that a loved one has dementia

Are you enjoying my blog posts? Grab a free download of one chapter from my audiobook here and also receive any future helpful tips and posts right to your inbox! Let’s pretend you have four siblings. You and three of your siblings understand that mom has dementia. You get it: you have been changing theContinue reading “When a relative doesn’t “get it” that a loved one has dementia”

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