Persons living with dementia (PWLD) are human beings with feelings and emotions. They had a life before their brain was attacked. They had family responsibilities and a career. This is when their bulb shined the brightest. As these people have aged, their bulb has started to flicker.
But it’s still burning and their lives aren’t over. Quality life moments can still be experienced. That’s the mission of Dr. Tiney Ray to help people living with dementia (and the people around them) have important “Lyght Bulb Moments.”
Dr. Tiney has worked with the senior population for over 28 years, serving in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, and caring for hundreds of PLWD. She saw that treatment with medications would not necessarily change “behaviors.” Through careful study with medical teams, staff, and caregivers, she determined that if there was nothing medically wrong, adding medications was not the solution. There was another approach—one that would create more “Lyght Bulb Moments.”