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Rachael Wonderlin
Works at Blue Harbor Senior Living
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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“Miss, come here, please,” Bill said, flagging me down. “Come look at my phone. It doesn’t work, and I think someone is trying to play jokes on me,” he said, leading me to his room and pointing at the...
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Dotty Before and After She Ate Ice Cream

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Ice cream is a amazing, it can be a mood changer in Alzheimer's caregiving and dementia care.

#dotty   #caregiving   #caregiver   #alzheimersreadingroom  
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Every so often, Bill will come walking into our office. Our office door is always open, so it is not uncommon for residents to come in and out. Bill, though, has been very attentive recently. He is...
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Dot, It has been a while since I’ve seen you. I moved to a new state, but I didn’t tell you that I was moving. I knew that you wouldn’t understand, and I didn’t want to upset you with this news. I...
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My first post on Dementia By Day!
dementia-by-day: ““I need a cab!” he said, motioning to the phone. “Oh, where do you need to go?” I asked. “I’m getting married soon,” he smiled. “I need flowers…a cake…invitations…all those...
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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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“Rachael. Memory Care Coordinator,” Beatrice read out loud off my name tag as I leaned down to tie her shoes. I paused, surprised to hear my name read aloud. “Why Memory Care?” she asked me, looking...
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www.dementia-by-day.com for some artwork by my residents
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“I don’t want to end up in a place like this,” she told a coworker. “It’s awful and depressing to have dementia.” I tried not to feel frustrated about this. I looked around me, at my residents, at the...
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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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Pittsburgh, PA
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Greensboro, NC - Fredericksburg, VA - Bath, UK - Haddonfield, NJ
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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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