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The ways we see dementia and the people who live with it are changing, but not fast enough! Many of our perceptions remain distorted and damaging. These distorted and damaging perceptions result in… Kinds Of People, Love People, Questions To Ask, This Or That Questions, Living With Dementia, Dementia Care, Life Challenges, Feelings And Emotions, Effective Communication

20 dementia “what ifs?”

The ways we see dementia and the people who live with it are changing, but not fast enough! Many of our perceptions remain distorted and damaging. These distorted and damaging perceptions result in…

1 easy way you can help change the face of dementia care worldwide Dementia Care, Elderly Care, Alzheimers, Caregiver, Change, Face, Mindful, Faces

1 easy way you can help change the face of dementia care worldwide

“I LOVE your newsletter!” the email began. “I often share your stories with our students and instructors. I actually printed, laminated and posted your ‘let me shine’ dementia rhyme in all our clas…

7 kinds of therapy i don’t want when i’m living with alzheimer disease Understanding Dementia, Elderly Person, Dementia Care, Physical Change, Verbal Abuse, Putting On Makeup, Nursing Care, I Don T Want, Elderly Care

7 kinds of therapy i don’t want when i’m living with alzheimer disease

When I am living with Alzheimer disease, which I expect I will be one day, I want to do the things I love to do for as long as possible, and to be offered the opportunity to try new, engaging and …

dementia rights advocate spells out human rights in open letter to comedian tim conway’s family Open Letter, Dementia, Human Rights, Comedians, Spelling, Mindfulness, Lettering, Calligraphy, Letters

dementia rights advocate spells out human rights in open letter to comedian tim conway’s family

Octogenarian and much-beloved American comedic actor Tim Conway (reported to be living with dementia), is the center of a family dispute regarding his care. This kind of situation is far from uncom…

Teepa Snow demos 10 ways to calm a crisis with a person living with Alzheimer’s / dementia Living With Dementia, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Feeling Trapped, Open Letter, Brain Health, Alzheimers, Caregiver, Behavior, Mens Sunglasses

take off the blindfolds and #BanBPSD: an open letter to the worldwide dementia community

This is an open letter to members of the dementia community worldwide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear dementia educators, researchers, geriatric professionals, Alzheimer’s societies, associations, and o…

I love the quote from the “old man” towards the end of the video below. He says: “When people start stopping, that’s when they start getting old.” I think the same p… Getting Old, Old Things, Sayings, My Love, Quotes, Fictional Characters, Quotations, Getting Older, Qoutes

how old is old?

I love the quote from the “old man” towards the end of the video below. He says: “When people start stopping, that’s when they start getting old.” I think the same p…

20 opportunities being an alzheimer’s or related dementia care partner might offer you Signs Of Dementia, Dementia Care, Understanding Dementia, Mental Health Illnesses, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene, Strong Body, Alzheimers

20 opportunities being an alzheimer’s or related dementia care partner might offer you

I believe the way we approach life has everything to do with the way we experience it. I believe the same thing about being a care partner to someone who lives with Alzheimer disease or a related d…

7 ways people living with dementia and their care partners can lessen worldwide dementia impact Living With Dementia, Forms Of Dementia, Dementia Care, Mental Health Illnesses, Short Term Memory, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene, Alzheimers

7 ways people living with dementia and their care partners can lessen worldwide dementia impact

Thankfully, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the importance of creating better dementia care worldwide, because it looks very much like we are going to have a crisis on our hands in t…

The parable of the cracked pot, which I first came across more than a decade ago, is one of my favourites. It’s all about the flaws in perfection and the perfection in flaws, as well as a ref… Flaws, Life

the story of the cracked pot and the flowers she grew

The parable of the cracked pot, which I first came across more than a decade ago, is one of my favourites. It’s all about the flaws in perfection and the perfection in flaws, as well as a ref…

alzheimer’s speaks’ lori la bey and i agree on the beauty of dementia Alzheimers, Dementia, Beauty, Cosmetology

alzheimer’s speaks’ lori la bey and i agree on the beauty of dementia

It’s hard for many people to believe any good can come from dementia, but those of us who have experienced transformation during the process of being a care partner to someone who lives with …

10 thought-provoking links on dementia “wandering” Alzheimers, Dementia, Thought Provoking, Love Her, Mindfulness, Thoughts, Mom, Garden, Image

10 thought-provoking links on dementia “wandering”

The image above is of my mom heading back to her kitchen from her garden in summer 2010. She loved to be outside. She adored being on the go. She rarely sat still. In the early and mid “stage…

10 pieces of wisdom from dr. allen power & dementia beyond disease Nurse Stuff, Drugs, Mindfulness, Wisdom, Health, Health Care, Salud, Awareness Ribbons

10 pieces of wisdom from dr. allen power & dementia beyond disease

In mid-2014, I devoured Dr. Allen Power’s first book Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care. My tattered copy is full of underlines, stars, tick marks, and highlights. I’ve…

is your dementia glass half empty or half full? Alzheimer Care, Dementia Care, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Bari, It's All About Perspective, Workforce Management, Elderly Care, Drug Free, Glass

is your dementia glass half empty or half full?

“This time next year she won’t remember me,” I thought in the autumn of 2011 when I abandoned my life as an expatriate businesswoman in Dubai to come back to rural Canada to care for my Mom who liv…

an alzheimer parent's poem Elderly Activities, Dementia Activities, Senior Activities, Team Building Activities, Outdoor Activities, Physical Education Games, Health Education, Physical Activities, Parents Poem

an alzheimer parent’s poem

I always feel sad when other care partners feel bad when their parent or parents who live with dementia don’t recognize them anymore. It’s a double tragedy. The adult child feels a trem…

Quora is a site where people ask questions, and others answer. I’m often asked about Alzheimer disease. One day, I found this request in my inbox. This Or That Questions, People, Life, Folk

my answer to a grandson’s quora question

Quora is a site where people ask questions, and others answer. I’m often asked about Alzheimer disease. One day, I found this request in my inbox. “I know the basics, that it affects yo…

My friend Liz Lester is rebel with a cause. Like me, she’s a passionate dementia care advocate. Dementia Care, Agent Of Change, Shipwreck, Alzheimers, Boat, School, Health, Dinghy, Health Care

how to rock the boat and not end up shipwrecked: the school for change agents

My friend Liz Lester is rebel with a cause. Like me, she’s a passionate dementia care advocate. Our shared passion is what connected us over a year ago. Even though she’s based in the UK and…