Tag: psychology

Black Holes

Linda reached her hand out, trying to catch the elevator door as it closed.  “Hang on, Linda!” I called out.  “What!” she yelled back at

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

Sharp & Dangerous Objects

I was visiting a local community when I wandered into the dining room. Looking around, I made eye contact with one of the residents. “She needs

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

The Home Country

I had gone to another dementia care community to visit one of my ex-residents. She remembered me immediately, her eyes filling with tears as I

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

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 Marriage.

A lot of people fear that their spouse or life partner will get dementia. Many people are already coping with it. It’s incredibly hard to

Lewy Body.

I recently had a resident’s husband come up to me and ask about moving his wife to another room. “I think Bethany* should be in

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