Category Archives: People with Dementia

MCP Visits Miami Red Cross Shelter – Day 2

Medical Clown Project: Hurricane Irma Relief (Part 2) “We don’t believe in goodbyes. We believe in see-you-laters.” is what a strong single mother of three, caring for her kids in a shelter, told me before leaving. Though, even saying see-you-later was still not easy.

MCP Visits Miami Red Cross Shelter – Day 1

Medical Clown Project: Hurricane Irma Relief (Part 1) “Everyone has helped to make this shelter feel like home away from home.” She wanted to remember this turned from horrible to beautiful moment at the Darwin Fuchs Pavillon shelter by having all of the volunteers sign her shirt.

Violence in the Hospital

Anger, bitterness and even violence are part of the life of every hospital.  Medical Clowns need to find ways to safely honor, and possibly re-direct, these emotions.  Here are two recent examples: “After miming an imaginary pet, Pino herself became different animals and the patient wanted to kill the animals.  So, we gave her an… Read More