As we draw closer to Holy Week, to the death and Resurrection of Christ, I am reminded of the time Christ’s disciples spent in the upper room, partly in fear, partly in doubt (St. Thomas I am looking at you!), partly in joy, waiting for the next sign. As I think of what these momentsContinue reading “The Upper Room After Care”
For almost a month, on one social media site or another, you likely came across 1, 4, or 10 of your friends and co-workers sharing the same video – a group of residents banging on bright green exercise balls to Bruno Mars’ popular song Uptown Funk. This video is wonderful. There is a reason everyone wasContinue reading “Little By Little”
I am taking a step away from the topic of death and dying as I finish gathering my thoughts. It is proving to be a larger task. So, on to a different topic for this week – Silos! Did your eyes roll when you read that word, Silos? Did you think about clicking off thisContinue reading “Let’s Leave the Silos on the Farm”
A microscope is on death. But have we learned anything about how to accompany someone through the process of dying, death, and grief? We have found ourselves talking about death more these past few months. But we still fear it. We express our desires to support others as their loved one passes. But we stillContinue reading “Death and Dying Shouldn’t Be Awkward”
January is the Recombobulatin Area of the year. We go through the excitement, the rush, and sometimes the stress of the holidays and find ourselves on the other side of the season needing to put ourselves back together, clear our heads, and figure out where we are going next. If you have ever traveled throughContinue reading “January is the Recombobulation Area of the Year”
There is a need for greater cost transparency in our health care and aging system. There is a need for us to re-examine the worth associated with various services, actives, and positions within the aging and dementia services and professions. There is a need to talk about the cost of aging!
What does home look like when the world is in chaos? When the world is at peace?
We all play multiple roles during our lifetime. These roles can be a care partner, sibling, parent, grandchild, student, peer, employee, artist, gardener, friend, and the list goes on. While on this dementia journey we frequently get stuck in the role of the care partner. Stuck in a place that does not allow us toContinue reading “Changing Roles: The Care Partner’s Journey”
It was not talked about, I never saw the program or ticket, but I knew. I could remember. When I was little my parents took me to see a local theatre production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s, Cinderella. I was too little to remember anything that happened, from where we sat in the theatre, to whichContinue reading “Emotional Memory”
We were created for a time such as this, to dream and to hope, to find joy and to allow ourselves to mourn. The world has been through darker times, so we frequently hear, and that does not always help. But we have the strength of our human spirit, and we can see the light along this unknown journey, and together we will walk to support each other, to encourage each other, and to live during a time such as this.