fence and weeds covered in snow and frost | the DAWN Method

Dementia and Not Recognizing Spouse or Family

Why do we expect them to know us? So often I talk with people who are upset because a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s no longer recognizes them or other family members. Most of us find this painful. If it’s our spouse with dementia who doesn’t recognize us it can be even more difficult … Read more

Field of bracken in fall - lake, pine trees, and fog in the distance | the DAWN Method

Let’s Talk About ABILITIES and Dementia

As dementia caregivers, we do both ourselves and our loved ones great harm when we focus on what is lost to dementia rather than what is kept. At DAWN, we focus on our clients’ abilities, not their disabilities. Dementia is the condition of progressive cognitive impairment, but not a condition of complete cognitive impairment—not for … Read more