From the Washington Post: “Changing ‘the tragedy narrative’: Why a growing camp is promoting a more joyful approach to Alzheimer’s”

By |2019-02-27T17:00:21-08:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Dementia Education, Reflections, Resources|

Joy, moments of play, possibilities, connections. These are all words I’m inclined to use when speaking with people about my work in dementia coaching - yet I typically hesitate, with a caution of appearing Pollyanna or overly simplistic. However, once I get to really speaking with people about my enjoyment of the work I do, and why I love working with this population, people see my genuine optimism, my creativity, my hope for better quality [...]

Seeing the person, not the disease, in dementia care

By |2019-02-20T01:15:47-08:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Dementia Education, Reflections, Workshops|

As the numbers of people facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias continues to rapidly increase, medical and governmental awareness is trying to catch up with demand. Both public and private programs are developed ~ I continue to follow research, trials, innovations and inspirations surrounding all-things-cognitive-change. The need is overwhelming at times, and yet I am confident that we are learning valuable ways to retain the best-possible quality of life and dignity for people living with dementia [...]