Tell People their Best Stories-Why?

The essential is this: if you tell a person his or her best stories of life, and make them available (written, photo-displayed, posted on the ‘puter), then everybody wins: 1) you the caregiver, because you have great stories on your mind and on your lips; 2) the person you care for, who might just surprise you with a story of his or her own; and 3) the people who join your circle of care, who now know how to start the conversation. Everybody wins.

 

About Tryn Rose

I want to lighten the step of those on the journey with Alzheimer's. From a decade of caregiving, and a lifetime of appreciating the human experience, the strategies I learned helped me, and I hope they will help you. I'm a musician, photographer, gardener, and author of "Extraordinary Days".
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One Response to Tell People their Best Stories-Why?

  1. Golfe says:

    First of all, my heart goes out to your mother. This is a huge task she has taken on. I can tell you from study and experience, change is very difficult for folks with Alzheimer’s and often sets them back a bit. However, it’s imperative that your mom has a break and gets her health issues under control. I will also share with you what I am observing as I volunteer in memory care where Mother lived and died. It has been a year and a half since then … many of the same residents are still there – many have passed away. The progression of the residents’ dementia is pronounced and it’s so hard to see that after having been away for many months. I wish now I had removed the meds from Mother much earlier than we did. After a while they cease to be effective. She was actually more comfortable without them. She had been on Aricept, Trazadone and a med for Parkinson’s .. which it turned out she never even had! God Bless.

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