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Common Misconceptions

Common misconceptions: you have an idea about something, about someone, and this idea becomes fact in your mind. Suddenly, you are making decisions based on this idea. 1,179 more words


Medication Changes Me: Good or Bad?

I have been taking psych meds since I was 14 years old. Ever since I started taking medication, I have always been on a lot of meds. 274 more words


Caregiving and dementia: when to be honest

There is an elder woman I know of Russian descent; her husband passed away a few years ago. She has dementia and lives in an alternate reality now. 623 more words


It Comes To An End

In the skilled nursing home where I worked, there was a former socialite who lived with us. She didn’t know she lived with us because she was still living in her glory days in her mind. 343 more words


It's never enough time.

Yesterday I visited a friend in a nursing home. She is in her mid-nineties and very smart.  She is a brilliant Scrabble player and I like to challenge her whenever I am in her community. 358 more words


You Are Here. Now you need to accept that.

Several years ago I was watching a morning program with CEO Bobbi Brown who was discussing her cosmetics. The host asked her a question about the use of cosmetics. 565 more words


Tough Love: Challenging Patients Caregivers Can't Help But Love

Nathan was one of the most challenging residents I ever had to deal with in the nursing home. He was at least one hundred years old, blind and nearly deaf. 588 more words