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Rachael Wonderlin
Works at Blue Harbor Senior Living
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Sandra was known for sundowning. Most days, Sandra would start crying around 3 PM. “Sundowning” is a common phenomenon for people with dementia. Essentially, it means that people will become more...
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So many caregivers feel that if they tell their loved one with dementia something enough times, that piece of information will stay with them. “Dad, remember to call me every day after dinner.” “Aunt...
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Simply said. Caregivers should know better that they are dealing with people who has memory problem and understand how to work with it.

Repetition is definitely not an answer.
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So many caregivers feel that if they tell their loved one with dementia something enough times, that piece of information will stay with them. “Dad, remember to call me every day after dinner.” “Aunt...
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The First Day in a Dementia Care Community
By Rachael Wonderlin Alzheimer's Reading Room “Dad isn’t like the other people here,” she said, shaking her head and inhaling deeply. “Look, I know he has dementia, but he’s so upset. He keeps saying that he wants to go home! I think we need to talk about m...
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A FREE downloadable book about dementia care! Check it out.
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Upcoming Workshop: Making Dementia Care More Positive Through Enriching Activities

Join dementia-care professional +Rachael Wonderlin on the free Together in This Empowerment workshop series.

Learn how activities geared towards your loved one’s interests will improve their overall well-being.

The benefits of enriching activities include:
* Fosters a rewarding relationship
* Lifts their spirit
* Enhances their quality of life
* Creates a sense of purpose
* Boosts self-esteem
* Rekindles lost memories
* Reduces behavioral issues 
* Alleviates need for excessive medications
* Reduces caregiver strain

No special software to download; join us from any computer or device.

Register today for this free event! (If you can't make it, a replay will be provided but you must register) 

http://app.webinarjam.net/register/2408/63b3b2368d
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So many caregivers feel that if they tell their loved one with dementia something enough times, that piece of information will stay with them. “Dad, remember to call me every day after dinner.” “Aunt...
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Linda reached her hand out, trying to catch the elevator door as it closed. “Hang on, Linda!” I called out. “What!” she yelled back at me. “I’m just trying to go downstairs!” We were having an issue...
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Adding the stuffed animals from Memorable Pets to our community was an immediate upgrade. The cats and dogs were a welcome sight to many of our residents who had always loved animals. Although many of...
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“Happy Mother’s Day!” the box of rich Godiva chocolates read. Like many of the residents, Lucy’s children had sent her cards or gifts for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, the box of chocolates was not in...
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“And a one, two, a one, two, three, four,” Tabitha counted out. Her feet tapped rhythmically across the floor as she counted out her dance steps. She swept an unruly piece of hair out of her eyes as...
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Greensboro, NC - Fredericksburg, VA - Bath, UK - Haddonfield, NJ
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www.dementia-by-day.com
Introduction
I've sold cars, paper, and medical supplies. I've dabbled in web design, HTML, and CSS. Still, my main passion has always been in gerontology. I love sales and social media, but nothing compares to my desire to work with older adults, especially those with cognitive impairments. My blog is called Dementia By Day (www.dementia-by-day.com)
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Master's degree
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Memory Care Director, Writer & Blogger
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Psychology, Gerontology, Dementia Training & Caregiver Support, Public Speaking, Social Media, Writing, Editing
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  • Blue Harbor Senior Living
    Memory Care Director, present
  • Brookdale Senior Living
    Memory Care Program Coordinator, 2014 - 2015
  • IP Products
    Healthcare Account Manager, 2013 - 2014
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