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The bulge at the front of Mom’s pants drove me nuts. “What a crappy design,” I thought to myself ironically each time I saw her, which was every day, religiously. She’d alwa… Long Term Care, Nursing Students, Day, Student Nurse

incontinence pads put on backwards every day for four years in long-term “care”

The bulge at the front of Mom’s pants drove me nuts. “What a crappy design,” I thought to myself ironically each time I saw her, which was every day, religiously. She’d alwa…

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, The Expendables, Elderly Care, First They Came, Death, Take That, How To Get

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks

The tragedy that is being played out in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across Canada and around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to elder care advocates such a…

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, The Expendables, Elderly Care, First They Came, Death, Take That, How To Get

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks

The tragedy that is being played out in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across Canada and around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to elder care advocates such a…

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, The Expendables, Elderly Care, First They Came, Death, Take That, How To Get

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks

The tragedy that is being played out in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across Canada and around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to elder care advocates such a…

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, The Expendables, Elderly Care, First They Came, Death, Take That, How To Get

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks

The tragedy that is being played out in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across Canada and around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to elder care advocates such a…

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks Care Worker, Long Term Care, Elderly Care, Open Letter, Kinds Of People, Small Groups, Leadership, Death, Take That

it’s taken a pandemic and tens of thousands of deaths for people to get what long-term care advocates have known for decades: the system sucks

The tragedy that is being played out in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across Canada and around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to elder care advocates such a…

australian care worker wendy carr proves you can teach an old nurse new tricks Registered Nurse Rn, Rn Nurse, Dementia Care Homes, Working Night Shift, Becoming A Nurse, She Quotes, Nursing Assistant, Care Worker, Long Term Care

australian care worker wendy carr proves you can teach an old nurse new tricks

Sometimes I lose hope that dementia care will ever change. It often feels as if we’re going backward instead of forward. Then someone such as Wendy Carr inspires me and renews my hope. When Wendy b…

i called it the “seroquel shuffle” Alzheimer Care, Drug Free, Stand Up, Medical, Get Back Up, Medicine, Med School, Active Ingredient

i called it the “seroquel shuffle”

It’s February 4, 2020. Six years after the fact. Six years — almost to the day — after the Director of “Care” at the #DementiaJail in which Mom resided stood up in court and…

stories of family members being banned and restricted by long-term care facilities make canadian national news Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, To My Mother, News

stories of family members being banned and restricted by long-term care facilities make canadian national news

On February 26, 2015, I received a registered letter from the facility in which my mom had resided for two and a half years requesting that I limit my visits to my mother to between the hours of 1 …

an open letter and song request for country great kenny chesney on behalf of people who live with dementia and their family and friends I Love You Song, Love You Mom, First Love, Questions To Ask, This Or That Questions, Are You My Mother, Living With Dementia, Song Request, Feeling Trapped

an open letter and song request for country great kenny chesney on behalf of people who live with dementia and their family and friends

Dear Mr. Chesney, I love your song “While He Still Knows Who I Am,” but would you write another one please? I am a dementia care advocate who learned about dementia through lived experi…