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Hug a Sloth - or my dad - Today

My dad was doing his very best impression of a 3-toed sloth on my last visit home. He wasn’t shaky or anything, he was just reaaaaaallllllyyyyyy slllllloooooowwwwwww. 227 more words


Come see a travel slide show about the dementia village in the Netherlands!

Hogewey Dementia Village in Weesp, Netherlands

February 3, 2015 , 6-8pm
Kline Galland Auditorium
7500 Seward Park Avenue South
$15 suggested donation—includes food and wine. 136 more words

Conversation Cafe

When I Get Older, Many Years from Now

I’ll be honest, having a family member in a retirement home isn’t at all like what you see on TV or in the movies. Part of the problem is the shows I watch are largely set in California, so the weather is always sunny and lovely. 1,212 more words

NLP for Dementia

She knocks me on the shoulder ” It worked, what you told me!” My mother did not recognize me at all, when I entered her room. 357 more words


The best things happen while you're dancing.....and then........

Recovery from a crazy weekend symbolized too much drinking, eating, carousing and not enough sleep. Good times. Recovery in the baby boom lexicon foreshadows peculiar changes. 517 more words

BBC News - Dementia patients in Dutch village given alternative reality

A remarkable approach to dementia in Holland. Providing familiar, safe environments for people with dementia makes them feel at home, reducing stress and confusion, as well as stimulating memories from their past.


Can music help with Alzheimer's?

For anyone that has experienced the effects of in my opinion, the cruelest of disease’s Alzheimer’s, then you’ll totally understand when I say that if only one person reads this blog and takes comfort then I’ve achieved my goal… 384 more words