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Caring for a Deaf Parent with Dementia

Her mother is deaf and has dementia — and she’s using social media to highlight her struggle to find proper care within the assisted living industry.

02/26/2019 6:02 PM
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  • Brut
    02/26/2019 18:13

    This deaf vlogger wants video platforms to become more inclusive and improve their captions.

  • Linda K.
    02/26/2019 18:48

    Thank you for sharing this video.

  • Elizabeth W.
    02/26/2019 18:53

    You are such an inspiration! Can’t say it enough!

  • Jelena P.
    02/26/2019 18:59

    Same me, my mother is dementia i deaf. Also, i am deaf. I love my mon ❤️❤️🤟🤟

  • Budo J.
    02/26/2019 19:15

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 made me CRY!

  • Candace B.
    02/26/2019 19:24

    This is so important! And it's doable! Keep fighting for this!

  • Kerri C.
    02/26/2019 19:47

    - so difficult to realize there aren't plenty of assisted living facilities that can accommodate the deaf.

  • Kira v.
    02/26/2019 19:58

  • Barbara H.
    02/26/2019 20:18

    My 💔 because I have a fear going to facility like hers. I must have access to communication and break down the barriers. I don’t want to be left an isolated.

  • Regan T.
    02/26/2019 20:33

    Rah! How about promoting the idea that sign language can be used in all homes because 83% of the elderly have hearing loss due to age? Anyone benefits rah!

  • Rose H.
    02/26/2019 20:40

    U see u cried wow me too

  • Kieishaa T.
    02/26/2019 20:47

    💜💜💜

  • Michael B.
    02/26/2019 21:16

    Just an idea....I would like to think that maybe a contractor could start building nursing homes that could be run/owned by a deaf manager or deaf owner? Once that gets established, a deaf manager or deaf owner could hiring deaf and hearing people for staffing position and one of the requirements for the hearing people to work at the deaf nursing home is that all hearing people must qualify to know ASL by taking courses such as ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3 and so on. Once hearing people pass those courses, they can be hired to work with deaf employees and to help patients like your mother. I hope my idea helps.

  • Jane G.
    02/26/2019 21:17

    Keep on paving the way to break down the barrier in Senior Citizens homes fr the Deaf Elderly MJ ! Bless ur ❤️❣️

  • Betty P.
    02/26/2019 21:21

    I love this video, watch over over. Ur Mom real sweet ❤️

  • Carmela R.
    02/26/2019 21:46

    . You need to read this family’s story. It’s beautiful and sad to hear there really isn’t facilities for elderly deaf people with special needs

  • Neressa M.
    02/26/2019 22:22

    We already have deaf nursing home in Columbus, Ohio. I don't know about another places.

  • Kathy M.
    02/26/2019 22:26

    Shannon should open a home for deaf seniors! 😊

  • Tangela H.
    02/26/2019 22:31

    So soulful❣️🤟😥 Thank you for sharing this video with us. Love this video!

  • John K.
    02/26/2019 22:31

    Jason Knight