As family members, we know the comfort a visit brings, not only to our loved ones, but to us as well. Nothing would feel better than to get a hug or share a laugh. Until this crisis is over, we have to be able to provide the loving care we always have but with a… Continue reading A Family Approach to Care
Helpful links to make your own mask: 1. Peel n Stick product 2. To decrease fogging in your mask consider this product. 3. Soft Headbands *If you prefer using a sewing machine, instructions can be found here.
It is true that no matter the level of functioning, a person with dementia is able to read a caregivers affect and body language. We know this because in elder care communities residents are automatically drawn to those caregivers with a smile on their face and a positive affect. Those staff members can help residents… Continue reading Mask = Dementia = Confusion
At Second Wind Dreams, we have corporations, such as the Caesar’s Foundation, who, for 10 years, have donated to our non-profit and made volunteering by their employees available in local Elder Care Communities. They conduct activities and help make dreams come true. We are fortunate to have several social responsibility programs with corporations who want… Continue reading Covid 19 – Social Impact
When I look back at the 90’s in eldercare, I get a visual picture of chaos. It was the decade when we all realized that if things didn’t change in our field, it was tantamount to the biggest violation of human decency there is. But things were so broken it was hard to figure… Continue reading Awakening
They say that with age comes wisdom. I can’t attest to that but I do think that longevity provides a deep perspective that when imparted can help others. That said; taking some time to look back we can begin to see the picture of eldercare come into focus. How we got where we are today… Continue reading Big Hair Decade
The name on the outside of the building pictured in this post isn’t photo shopped. Nope, it’s real and it’s not in California. Being in the geriatric field for almost 40 years has given me a bit of perspective on damaging nomenclature. Most in my field have bantered about the words anti-aging and ageism… Continue reading
I was in Vancouver for a TV appearance with the incredible David Suzuki. His Mother has Alzheimer’s disease and he wanted to take the Virtual Dementia Tour so he could experience what his Mother is living with. The morning of the shoot I walked from the hotel to a coffee shop and started talking with… Continue reading Gravity