Category Archives: Mental State


At this point in my life, I have noticed that …

sometimes there seems to be no substitute for being in a certain state of miserableness for a certain amount of time for us to figure out what we want to do next, ya know?

Clever Living Situations for People Living with Dementia

Fake bus stop – funny, yes, and also compassionate and endearing.

“We will approach them and say that the bus is coming later today and invite them in to the home for a coffee,” said Mr Neureither. “Five minutes later they have completely forgotten they wanted to leave.”

Amazing Village – a wholly enclosed little town with everything in it, including caretakers in street clothes.

“By treating residents as normal people, Hogeweyk seems to suggest that there isn’t such a huge difference, deep down—just differing needs. By designing a city tailored to those unique needs, residents avoid the dehumanization that long-term medical care can unintentionally cause.”

Living in ‘Financial’ Times

There are way too many stories like this. We all should really know this.

What am I doing about it? I’m talking about it. As loudly as I can. I know it’s difficult for most to mention this topic, let alone post about it under their real name on the web. Some of us can do that.

We all can reach out more to those around us – somehow. How can you?