Category Archives: Sensory Memory

Anticipation & Presence

Having just returned from a whirlwind trip to Tampa, we are now preparing for a week in MD followed by two weeks in Spain.  Each trip is full of family and memory making presence.  Looking back I remember the same … Continue reading

Posted in Anticipation, Life Truths, Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction, Travel Truths | Leave a comment

Sea-batical

  Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach has been on a bit of a sabbatical, in the Caribbean. It has been life-changing in many ways. The deficit of internet, the influx of foreign culture, new languages, and the rigors of some tough … Continue reading

Posted in Dementia Behavior, Empathic Validation, Person-Centered Care, Sensory Memory | 1 Comment

Deal or Deal Breaker?

Dandelions, daffodils and dreary days.  Each of these images recalls a sensory experience recorded in my primal memory.  Each impacted my life in a particular way from early childhood.  As a child growing up in the suburbs of Baltimore, dandelions … Continue reading

Posted in Care Options, Dementia Behavior, Person-Centered Care, Psychosocial health, Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction | 2 Comments

Creosote and Calico?

Sensory pleasures are individual and based in our history and heritage.  It is sensory pleasures that enrich our offices, homes, sick rooms.  As we encounter illness, it is often the sensory pleasures that define “comfort”.  In the continuing exploration of … Continue reading

Posted in End-of-life, Life Truths, Person-Centered Care, Psychosocial health, Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction | Leave a comment

B is for . . .

“You are not going to do all 26 letters of the alphabet are you?”  my husband asks as I write this post.  I was annoyed, here is Mr. Metric nay saying a rational outline to explore sensory preferences.  I considered … Continue reading

Posted in Person-Centered Care, Psychosocial health, Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction | 2 Comments

The ABC’s of Sensory Preferences

Each of us has our own unique fingerprint as well as our own unique sensory preferences.  With our fingerprint, we can be universally identified often for less than positive reasons.  With our unique sensory preferences we can be universally pleased … Continue reading

Posted in End-of-life, Person-Centered Care, Psychosocial health, Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Epiphany

A smallish powerboat came into the harbor right before sunset.  I watched as they anchored.  The older man immediately put on his snorkel and flippers to dive the anchor, a fairly common practice in Bahamian anchorages.  What caught my eye … Continue reading

Posted in Life Truths, Sensory Memory | Leave a comment

My Father’s Hands

Yesterday after work I sat absentmindedly at a stoplight. My mind was suddenly distracted by the present. But not before I found myself thinking about my father “just out of the blue”. One sturdy hand outside the truck window caught … Continue reading

Posted in Sensory Memory, Sensory Satisfaction | Leave a comment