Let Us Run…or Walk

May we no longer run away, but rush towards those who are diagnosed with dementia and their loved ones. The story is common, someone, a friend or family member, is diagnosed with dementia but instead of the community rushing towards them, starting GoFund Me pages, and becoming advocates for dementia, they scatter, leaving the personContinue reading “Let Us Run…or Walk”

Communication to Become Relational

Even for the most introverted amongst us, we desire connection to another human being. It is through this connection that we learn about who the person is before us. We see and learn about what brings this person joy and what brings them pain. We find an emotional level to connect to find a commonContinue reading “Communication to Become Relational”

Personal Library: Start with YES!

“The culture shift we envision begins with communication and ends with connection,” writes Cathy Braxton and Tami Neumann on page 11 of their book, Start with Yes! A Unique Way to Communicate with Persons Living with Dementia. They are the creators of the DementiaRAW method. In a world (mostly internet world) that is filled with tooContinue reading “Personal Library: Start with YES!”