5 steps to get you into the world of someone living with dementia

I had someone tell me recently that they’d used my Embracing Their Reality techniques when talking to their mother with dementia. “I told her that we were going to see her parents, and she looked confused. She was talking about her parents the week before, so I just started the conversation about seeing them! Embracing […]

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 with […]

Robin Williams & Lewy Body

WARNING: Video has some explicit language Comedian Robert “Bobcat” Goldthwait talks to comedian Joe Rogan about his late friend, Robin Williams. Bobcat spent a lot of time with Robin, even after Robin’s Dementia with Lewy Bodies set in. He suggests that what killed Robin was not his depression, but rather, the DLB. Robin committed suicide […]

8 Reasons it’s Time to Move to Memory Care

People often ask me how they will know when it’s the “right time” to move someone into Memory Care. There is no official perfect time, but these 8 tips may help guide you in the right direction. 1. You’re taking care of your loved one at home and he or she is waking up…a lot. You […]

The Parrot Speaks Spanish

Belinda was ecstatic. “He’s talking to me!” she cried out in Spanish. Belinda was talking about her new best friend—the toy parrot our community kept. Unlike most of the other residents, Belinda spoke two languages. And, unlike most of the residents, Belinda was beginning to switch back to her native language. This was a real problem, […]

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