Entries by Barbara Speedling

Do You Know Me?

  By Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist   Do you know me?   This is often the first question a resident with dementia will ask me during an interview. When I’m asked to evaluate a resident, I don’t know much about the person beyond what I’ve been told by caregivers or read in the medical […]

Living in Retrograde

By Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist A friend and I were having dinner at a rather expensive steakhouse recently.  We were both celebrating an event, so we decided to splurge. As we were enjoying our pricey steaks, I said, “You know, Judy, twenty years ago we thought the steaks at the diner were really […]