Innovation before Medication

An older resident, (let’s call him Rafael), born in Italy, an artist, dealing with late stage dementia, losing his ability to communicate in English, reacting in unpredictable ways, such as screaming in Italian whenever anyone wants to provide support of any kind, and visibly agitated at his loss of control . . . Limited Options Let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of options to help residents find comfort during these difficult situations, which [...]

2017-05-29T09:28:42-04:00February 6th, 2015|

Blogging: An autobiography in progress

Saul Alinsky wrote:  “We learn, when we respect the dignity of the people, that they cannot be denied the elementary right to participate fully in the solutions to their own problems. Self-respect arises only out of people who play an active role in solving their own crises and who are not helpless, passive, puppet-like recipients of private or public services. To give people help, while denying them a significant part in the action, contributes nothing to [...]

2017-05-29T09:28:49-04:00December 19th, 2014|