Year: 2022

Let’s talk about Lady Gaga and the “Knack” of loving and supporting elders

At the end of this year’s tumultuous Academy Awards show (which included Will Smith’s so-called “slap heard round the world”) came a beautiful moment when Lady Gaga presented the Best Picture award with a frail Liza Minnelli, now 76. As the legendary performer celebrating the 50th anniversary of her own Oscar win for the movie “Cabaret” struggled with her notes, Gaga leaned in to offer support. She provided a few… Read More »

Maya Angelou, Dementia Educator?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The poet Maya Angelou wasn’t thinking about Alzheimer’s disease when she wrote these words, but I can’t think of a more perfect way to convey how using the Best Friends™ Approach impacts our friends and family members with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and most other dementias… Read More »