12.21.17 Tinsley’s Ongoing Challenge

Tinsley is the easy-going man with a warm personality during the day. He smiles often and laughs with me and his guests. He is happy to see us. During the day he engages with other residents in community activities. He likes sing-alongs, trivia games, or watching Hallmark Christmas movies. He doesn’t express anger or resentment […]

8.31.17 “It’s Past Time”

I called Tinsley’s physician, Dr. Booton, mid-afternoon last Tuesday. For the last two weeks, Tinsley kept pacing around the house. On the days I worked from his house, I heard bedside drawers being opened, followed by the sounds of rummaging, and then drawers slammed back into place. I found him in his master bedroom. “How […]