fierce independence meets youthful arrogance on the way to the sing along

Flashback September “I don’t think anyone has her,” one blue-uniformed student nurse says to the other when Mom and I stop to chat on our way to the sing along.

6 scary facts you should know about dementia care

6 scary facts you should know about dementia care

drugs, not dementia, robbed me of my mom and her of her mind

The inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs had a devastating impact on my mom and me. She was chemically restrained with quetiapine (Seroquel), and risperidone (Risperdal) every day for the last …

being elderly and living with dementia is not a crime

Sometimes the simplest and most sensible ideas sound surprising when we first hear them. So it is with some of the concepts put forth by dementia care expert June Andrews, who believes we need to r…

when you're put behind bars

when you're put behind bars

7 reasons bedsores (and many other things) go untreated in LTC

7 reasons bedsores (and many other things) go untreated in LTC

7 reasons bedsores (and many other things) go untreated in LTC

7 reasons bedsores (and many other things) go untreated in LTC

using 'no trespassing' orders against family members is a travesty

This guest post by former nurse Sue Turner calls a spade a spade. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “No trespass orders given to family members after they complained about Ottawa long-term care home,” reads th…

Elle pèse la « couche » de sa mère et décide d’écrire au Ministre de la Santé

crazy daughter weighs mom’s wet “nappy” and writes open letter to minister of health about it

look who's talking now

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Alzheimer Annie, whose misadventures in long-term care are based on real life situations I have witnessed or which have been recounted to me by o…

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