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 I wish I had time to share all of them because they paint such a vivid picture of the needless suffering that results from lack of … My Heart Is Breaking, Sayings, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes, Proverbs

nobody seems to care

I get comments, emails and letters every day that break my heart. I wish I had time to share all of them because they paint such a vivid picture of the needless suffering that results from lack of …

I accompanied my LinkedIn post of “please remain seated for the rest of your life” with a question: “Would you want to be confined to a chair for hours every day at someone else… This Or That Questions

the current system is disgraceful

I accompanied my LinkedIn post of “please remain seated for the rest of your life” with a question: “Would you want to be confined to a chair for hours every day at someone else…

The voice of validation is being amplified by individual advocates around the world. Here is another example of those who are willing to speak frankly about the systemic neglect and abuse that take… Care Worker, Different, Sayings, World, How To Make, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, The World, Quotations

one more care worker could make a world of difference

The voice of validation is being amplified by individual advocates around the world. Here is another example of those who are willing to speak frankly about the systemic neglect and abuse that take…

when people castigate, educate! Open Letter, Lettering, Education, Sayings, Reading, People, Calligraphy, Lyrics, Word Reading

when people castigate, educate!

After reading “an open letter to people who think they know better,” care partner Pauline Knowles made this comment on the MAS Facebook page: “To anyone in this situation: as hard as i…

As Fresh As A Daisy: The Basics Of Elderly Personal Hygiene – Elderly Care Tips Signs Of Dementia, Forms Of Dementia, Dementia Care, Mental Health Illnesses, Mental Illness, Understanding Dementia, Living With Dementia, Elderly Care

let them have their dementia

For the many people who just don’t get it, there are a few who totally do. When I run into them, either online or in person, my heart fills with hope for the future. Reading this post by social wor…

sometimes they just don’t get it in australia either Dementia Care, Just Don T, How To Get, Australia, Sayings, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes

sometimes they just don’t get it in australia either

The state of dementia care (i.e. largely lacking and often substandard) is the same everywhere. I know because I get comments and messages to that effect from around the world. This one, from long-…

we need a paradigm shift Paradigm Shift, We Need, Writer, Medical, Sayings, Lyrics, Sign Writer, Medicine, Word Of Wisdom

we need a paradigm shift

Retired medical writer turned care partner and blogger Lorrie Beauchamp was clearly impacted by Dr. Allen Power’s excellent post Living Well with Dementia: What it Means and What it DoesnR…

The Layman’s Guide To Alzheimer’s Disease – Elderly Care Tips Forms Of Dementia, Mental Health Illnesses, Short Term Memory, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene, Alzheimers, Medical Center, Family History, Senior Living

who’s in charge, where are they and do they care?

Laurie Brookbank is a long-time follower, and frequent commenter on the MAS Facebook page. Like Mom did, Laurie’s mother also resides in a nursing home. And just as I had no control over Mom&…

it’s time to humanize dementia care Forms Of Dementia, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Illnesses, Brain Activities, Elderly Care, Medical Care, Alzheimers

it’s time to humanize dementia care

Laura Walker is co-founder and director of Memory Matters South West CIC & Moments Cafe an Community Interest Company. She’s a mental health nurse, and life coach with a passion for perso…

it’s time to humanize dementia care Forms Of Dementia, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Illnesses, Brain Activities, Elderly Care, Medical Care, Alzheimers

it’s time to humanize dementia care

Laura Walker is co-founder and director of Memory Matters South West CIC & Moments Cafe an Community Interest Company. She’s a mental health nurse, and life coach with a passion for perso…

Scottish social care trainer Derek O’Hagan saw the value in the videos documenting Mom’s experience with “hidden” physical restraints and is now using them to give care home… Come Around, Safety, Sad, Sayings, Security Guard, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes

don’t hide behind safety

Scottish social care trainer Derek O’Hagan saw the value in the videos documenting Mom’s experience with “hidden” physical restraints and is now using them to give care home…

Scottish social care trainer Derek O’Hagan saw the value in the videos documenting Mom’s experience with “hidden” physical restraints and is now using them to give care home… Come Around, Safety, Sad, Sayings, Security Guard, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes

coy gupta says: what goes around comes around

Entrepreneur and data mining guru Coy Gupta has strong opinions. And he doesn’t pull any punches. My post “the lies added insult to injury” touched a nerve when he read it. Here…

Scottish social care trainer Derek O’Hagan saw the value in the videos documenting Mom’s experience with “hidden” physical restraints and is now using them to give care home… Come Around, Safety, Sad, Sayings, Security Guard, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes

it’s sad

Natalia Loskutova, Director of Evaluation at American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), knows what she’s talking about. Her professional interests include translational research, neuroscie…

francis grey says: provide genuine leadership Different Languages, Primary Care, My Brain, Short Stories, Leadership, Learning, Sayings, Grey, Gray

francis grey says: provide genuine leadership

On the subject of changing the culture in long-term care, Australian researcher and business owner Francis Grey, who is also the primary care partner to parents with dementia says: “Consider …

kate swaffer says: use a human-rights-based approach Quotable Quotes, Human Rights, Thoughts, Sayings, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Ideas, Tanks, Quotations

kate swaffer says: use a human-rights-based approach

“You said it!” is a place to discover informed comments, inspiring thoughts, short stories, good ideas, provocative opinions, quotable quotes and noteworthy snippets from across my worl…

francis grey says: provide genuine leadership Different Languages, Primary Care, My Brain, Short Stories, Leadership, Learning, Sayings, Grey, Gray

stephanie frederick says: learn a different language

I decided to create a new space on MyAlzheimersStory.com to preserve the useful information, inspiring thoughts, short stories, good ideas and inspiring quotes people share. This is the first one t…