Gentog’s Adult Day Program provides a structured day for persons with dementia. This structure includes opportunities for exercise and activities that help to strengthen and maintain mental and physical health.
Daily RoutinesPeople with dementia do best with a consistent daily routine. Having structure to the day gives needed predictability and stability when their mind is
9 years ago I participated in a writing project - a book titled "Celebrating Moms and Motherhood", a Gratitude Book Project. I stumbled on the book this week in my mother's things. Finding my story made me smile. I hope it will do the same for you...A Reminder from GodI sit in
Music is MAGIC. I've always believed that. And I've always wondered why God would have me believe it so, without giving me an ounce of musical talent. I cannot carry a tune. I never really learned to play an instrument (although I did work all summer picking berries and beans in order to buy myself
It's been 2 weeks since my mama left this earth. The last 14 days have been a whirlwind of making arrangements for her memorial and burial, of rearranging the house just enough for Dad's comfort without losing her personal touches, of being with family.
The first part of life without Mom is behind me. Now I
I recently wrote an article for the Newberg Graphic Insiders Column called Reminisce With Me. It offers suggestions on how to spend quality time with someone you love that lives with dementia.
Some of my favorite memories with my Gram were times that we sat together and looked through photos on my iPad. Sometimes they were
I recently authored an article with my Dad about living with Parkinson's. You can find it here: Parkinson's Article.
It's been important to my Dad that he shares what it's like to live with this disease. As his body and mind stop functioning as he'd like, he wants to make a difference by helping others to understand.
Today I attended a Celebration of Life for our friend George. While he only attended Gentog for 6 months - and it's been three years since he left our program, he made a definite impact. He was a professor by trade, and he brought that spirit to Gentog every day. He was our only participant
I BELIEVE in intergenerational living! Let me share some things I've learned working at Gentog in my Regal Courier August article.
Caregiving is often thought to be the hardest job there is...and that is true. But there can be moments of joy, happy times and even a little fun. Read my article in the Regal Courier.
"One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
Two can be as bad as one,
It's the loneliest number since the number one."
Remember those lyrics from the Three Dog Night song? OK, I’m dating myself…but I loved this song when I was a teenager! I can still hear it in my head. Little did