Entries by Christy Schmid

The Janeth Journals | Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3 : LOSING CONTROL OF HER LIFE

Jan has a reservation for a trial week at Advantage House, starting Saturday, June ninth. Linda will drive down from Maine to bring her mother there, along with her medications and whatever else she needs.

The Janeth Journals | Chapters 1 + 2

The first few months without my sister were so peaceful, I made no effort to contact her. The months became swiftly passing years until a greeting from my niece appeared on my computer screen on January 1, 2007. Linda asked if I remembered telling her about my biggest fear on my eighty-fifth birthday. “Mom has it,” she wrote. “The dreaded Alzheimer’s.”

Hogewey Dementia Village | The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it’s kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who feared having to put their own parents in a traditional nursing home, ‘Dementia Village’ is a place where residents live a seemingly normal life, but are actually being watched by caregivers at all times. Residents are free to roam around, visiting shops, getting their hair done or being active in one of the 25 clubs available at Hogewey.