Month: March 2023

Illogical Communication: Responding to the Dementia Patient

Grandma’s face would brighten each time I walked into her room. I am so thankful to say that even with advanced Alzheimer’s, she knew me every time she saw me; just two weeks before her death, a nurse asked her who I was and she answered clearly and immediately that I was her granddaughter. That…
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What if You Just Hate the Job?

“I knew of a woman who opened her home to her aged mother when it was determined ‘mother’ could no longer live by herself… both the woman and her husband were utterly miserable because ‘mother’ was so hateful….There were almost daily altercations….Because this woman wouldn’t allow her mother to completely run the house, ‘mother’ went…
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