Find out tangible reasons why memory-care communities should prioritize spiritual care.
Cue the fireworks! I am thrilled to announce that Phase 1 of the Hymns for Alzheimer's project is DONE! Go straight to the downloads on this page. Simply click on a song title, then click the three vertical dots to download that song file. Transfer each song file to a library in iTunes. Then you … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: DONE!!!
Chip Gaines, half of the now-famous "Fixer Upper" couple (who are just as cute as can be), created a cool contest, called #ChipStarter, to fund people's audacious dreams. I figured, hey, I have a dream ... why not enter? So I took the plunge and submitted a video and description for my dream of creating … Continue reading #ChipStarter: Music for elders with Alzheimer’s
Of all the graphic images of the pain and indignities that Jesus suffered on his way to and upon the cross, for some reason it’s the crown of thorns that gets me every time. (Yes, there is a tie-in to spiritual care for elders, so stay with me.) Why does the crown of thorns bother … Continue reading Why the crown of thorns gets me every time
It bears repeating: People with dementia aren’t “done.” They have led productive, valuable lives, and often they still love to help in whatever way they can—it's part of the human desire to feel needed and useful. "Letting" them help isn't about busywork, and your elder's usefulness isn't a fiction; tasks actually do need to be done, and … Continue reading How to help a person with Alzheimer’s feel useful