Two people laughing
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiving

A comic named Sue

She wanted her mother to laugh.  The she found a comic named Sue. Dani wanted her mother Muriel to laugh.  She had watched her becoming more and more bored and disengaged from life around her.  And then she found Sue, a comic who wanted to work with seniors.  And with patience and genuine good humor,… Continue reading A comic named Sue

Painting of Sea Creatures
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Thoughts

VR for Memory Loss and Dementia

Last week I was swimming with dolphins. I wasn’t in a pool.  I was wearing a VR headset. It was amazing.  Dolphins all around me.  I looked to my right to see one edging closer to get a better look at me.  Not alarming. Quite restful. And really, really fun. People ask me how we are… Continue reading VR for Memory Loss and Dementia

Relaxing at assisted living
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Thoughts

A relaxing, joyful visit to Assisted Living

When I am stressed, overworked and beset by deadlines of every kind, I head to Assisted Living and the comfort of real time. This tends to confound my friends who think that such a visit would only add to my stress, but I find it to be not only peaceful and relaxed but one of… Continue reading A relaxing, joyful visit to Assisted Living

Alzheimer's & Dementia, Blog, Caregiving, Thoughts

Staying connected

Recently I had had some disturbing conversations with some very good friends.  They were discussing their discomfort with a mother or father experiencing dementia. Equally disturbing, I was unable to give them comfort or hope and if not hope, at least a reason to continue to try. Her mind is gone There is no one… Continue reading Staying connected