Routine and Reality

A friend of mine told me a story that illustrates some of the most important understandings about how to care for a person with dementia.

He was a middle-aged man whose mother was under professional care in a memory care community.  For her 85th birthday, he wanted to bring her joy by going all out with a catered private dinner.  He, his wife, and his adult daughter arranged to use a private dining room at her community, and bring in a fine meal, served on fine china. Continue reading

Coping With Dementia LLC’s Official Debut

On April 25, 2015, my new business Coping with Dementia LLC had its official debut and ribbon cutting at the Second Annual Dash for Dementia fund-raiser hosted by The Memory Enhancement Center of America. Coping with Dementia LLC, is a new training and education business that will focus on person-centered care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  I would like to thank everyone for their support in both being present and in their well wishes for the business’s success. Continue reading

Recognizing Behaviors

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my website site. I will be adding informational writings to this site regularly, so please check in often and follow my blog.

I am very excited about my new business “Coping with Dementia LLC,” to  train and educate caregivers — both professional and lay persons — on a better and more effective way of interacting with people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. As you have read, I too was a caregiver to a spouse with dementia, and I had to make some difficult choices while lacking the information and tools to understand what was happening or how to properly deal with challenging situations. Continue reading