Let’s discuss ageing, dementia, death & dying.
We have to change our minds about people whose minds have changed. My journey with aging began at a young age when my mother became a matron at the local care home in Heidelberg, my hometown. As a child, I witnessed the transformation of the institution into a welcoming home through my mother’s efforts. I […]
Seeing Dementia differently in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day
This article, which appears here with minor edits, originally appeared at http://mindsmatter.co.za on the 1st of March 2021 under the title “What if…”. I wonder what would have happened if we considered dementia to be an “altered state”, reframing it not as a syndrome or an illness, but rather a different way of being in […]
Of loss and love … journeying with a loved one living with dementia – Alice Ashwell PhD
Has your life been affected by dementia? Are you in the early stages of the condition, or are you the care-partner of a loved one with dementia? An attitude of acceptance and a practice of mindfulness helped one woman to transform the experience of her mother’s dementia journey from a story of loss into a story […]