When local journalist Jay Newton Small placed her father into long-term Alzheimer’s care, she wrote down his life story and introduced his nursing staff –not to an anonymous patient– but to the father she loved. After learning her father’s personal story, his caregivers were able to relate to the man behind the symptoms and better personalize his care. Small went on to form her own business providing storytelling services for local caregiving facilities. We discuss how care for local Alzheimer’s patients can be improved with Small and another health care professional.

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  • Jay Newton-Small Co-founder, MemoryWell; @JNSmall
  • Robyn Stone Executive Director, LeadingAge; @DrRobynStone

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