‘We Are Going to Keep You Safe, Even if It Kills Your Spirit’

‘We Are Going to Keep You Safe, Even if It Kills Your Spirit’

In other care facilities and in hospitals, too, “wanderers” with dementia are believed to have spread the virus and caused outbreaks — but what are administrators to do? They can’t just lock people up. “Stay in your room,” the nursing aides tell Mr. Williams. But he...
Death by Dementia

Death by Dementia

Some deaths Are like the slamming of a door. Sudden. Complete. You are either On one side of the door, Or the other, With no contact between. But dementia isn’t like that. It is simultaneously more gentle, And more cruel. Not one, complete, total, goodbye. Instead...