There was a point when I was reading a bunch about nursing homes and reading The New Old Age blog over at the NYT, but there wasn't anything going on in my life connected to it. It was just another random research project: gee, I don't know anything about this and I should. That blog had the most amazing comments threads (probably still does) that were completely wonderful to read.
Anyway. Nothing I read in the course of that project was even half as cool as what is described here. I am _so_ hoping this becomes the standard of care. This is _exactly_ the right way to think about caregiving, at any age, but especially when there is such an impact on cognition. What makes the person happy? Because that is what it is all about.