Make the Right Promise

I read a recent LA Times article about aggressive behavior that can sometimes happen for a person with dementia. Usually I’d share strategies that might soothe a struggling person. But I’m here today to say, please get help if you need help caring for a person who is frustrated, unpredictable, larger than you, upset and showing it. I advised a tiny woman in a class, “You don’t need more strategies, you need to be safe if you’re feeling threatened.”

IMG_2496 Do not promise a family member or friend, “If you need extraordinary care, I’ll do it, and I’ll be the only one.” DO promise that “I’ll always be here for you,” and “I’ll find the best ways to support you.” This is an expanding promise you can keep.





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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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