snow outside cabin with skis and poles | the DAWN Method

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

You may recognize this quote as something said by Ram Dass, an American spiritual leader of the 1960-70s. To me, it is a profoundly simple way to describe the role of caregiving. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief. Offering care means being a companion, … Read more

green wheat stalks close-up with blue sky | the DAWN Method

Dementia and Finding Those Missing Keys (Purse, Glasses …)

People who have dementia are constantly losing things. This is a tremendous source of stress for not only themselves but their caregivers, housekeepers, friends, and family members. When you don’t have the ability to recall what happened a few minutes ago, let alone this morning, it can seem more likely that someone took your wallet … Read more