Author: Cyndy Luzinski

[caption id="attachment_9829" align="aligncenter" width="281"] "Home isn't always a Place is it?"[/caption] At our Dementia Together support groups, classes, and workshops, we share strategies based on the SPECAL® Method, a simple, family-driven approach rooted in person-centered care.  This method employs tools and mantras that take into...

At Dementia Together, we have investigated many approaches to dementia care however, Door Dash is a new one for us.  We continue to primarily share the simple method called SPECAL® (pronounced “speckle,” developed by the Contented Dementia Trust in the UK).  Our classes, workshops, and...

We recently reached capacity of guests at the beautiful Sweet Heart Winery for our Dementia Together Joy on the Journey first “official” fundraising event.  We more than met our match to help us sustain and grow our services, and for a couple sweet...

-Except for a few minutes every year, most people FORGET about groundhogs. -Groundhogs are sometimes called other names but that DOESN'T CHANGE WHO THEY ARE. -Groundhogs are good at burrowing and hiding or even biting when they feel threatened. Sometimes they are surprisingly agile to swim or...

After Anthony Hopkins won the 2021 Oscar for best actor in THE FATHER, our Dementia Together team figured we’d better view the film.  It was as promised: Creatively compelling and hopelessly heart-breaking---everything the cultural tragedy narrative around dementia would have us believe is inevitable and...

With the onset of Covid-19, everyone in healthcare hopefully now knows well that masks are needed as we interact with our elders.   We've been asked our thoughts on this.  Our answer is:  We absolutely must comply with national scientific, state and local regulations to...

"It’s a vibrant Sunday afternoon in Old Town, and Beaver’s Market is brimming with customers. Among them, an elderly woman pushes her cart through the aisles, looking at items but not grabbing anything. She stops at an endcap, rubbing her forehead, frowning. An employee who’s...