The blessings of reciprocal caregiving

August 10th, 2012 → 4:57 pm @

“I think I have a lily going to sleep,” my mother would say in the early stages of her dementia. Why didn’t I realize then that she was talking about death of her own brain cells due to Alzheimer’s as well as death of her flowers? A long denied stigma especially in the medical world […]


Let’s talk about good dementia care

August 10th, 2012 → 4:38 pm @

This memory returns as I observe the current need for soothing modalities of caregiving for elderly dementia patients as well as for people in the crisis of grieving the loss of loved ones. Thirty years ago, in the metropolis ofNew York City, I stood awestruck as I listened to parents and caregivers of many cultural […]