young conifer branches in spring | the DAWN Method

Dementia and Anxiety

How do we help someone with dementia feel secure in our care? Having dementia means experiencing progressive cognitive impairment. When this is happening to you, you find yourself suddenly unable to do things you’ve been able to do for decades without thinking. It’s not surprising that you would experience both dementia and anxiety as a … Read more

snow on Ponderosa pine branches | the DAWN Method

Tips for Preserving Both Selfhood and Safety

Dementia causes memory and rational thought losses. Losing rational thought means losing skills such as the ability to perceive cause and effect, prioritize information or actions, or follow a sequence or steps in a task. The result is poor decision making and inadequate self care, putting safety at risk. How can we help our loved … Read more