Key Resources

Every Monday in July over on the Facebook page I featured books I see as Key Resources. Here is the recap. Start with Yes! by Cathy Braxton and Tami Neumann Weeds in Nana’s Garden by Kathryn Harrison The Penelope Project by Anne Basting, Maureen Towey, and Ellie Rose Being Mortal by Atul Gawande  

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”

An Introvert in a Care Community

This afternoon it was brought to mind how extroverted our care communities are by design. As an introvert, I have been able to recognize the different personalities of others I encounter and adjust to their needs, but not all recognize the differences or that a blanket statement about what the community’s needs might be, isContinue reading “An Introvert in a Care Community”

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!”