Dorothy Colby – Does a person with dementia need to wear a mask?

Dorothy Colby joins us again with a second video, where she responds to Dr. Warren’s question: Does a person with dementia need to wear a mask? Dorothy Colby is the director of Community Engagement for Hale Kūʻike, a “house of understanding” for people living with dementia. To learn more about Dorothy and her Positive Approach to Dementia Care, visit her homepage at: dorothycolby.com Please […]

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Do I still need to wear a mask?

  I wrote a previous post about masks. This post is Part 2: Do I still need to wear a mask?  The use of a face mask has been a source of controversy. In February, few people were wearing masks, in March people were scrambling for masks. Now, some areas are still mandating masks but in other areas masks are not being widely used. […]

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elderly woman looking out of window

Do we still have to stay cooped up?

Across the country, businesses and public spaces are opening back up. What does this mean for a caregiver since the caregiver must be especially careful to avoid transmitting the virus. And how does this affect the decision to have an older, frail and/or disabled person go outside? How do you balance the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 with the benefit of getting out […]

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Mom feels isolated

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother has been missing church services which is her primary community. She volunteers as a greeter so it’s been difficult not having that sense of community and she is feeling isolated. She’s not technically savvy but a few friends have called. All her regular outings (errands, shopping) has stopped. […]

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