Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

Understanding Shadowing in Dementia and How to Overcome It

  Primary caregivers of those living with dementia are frequently far too acquainted with the difficulty of trying to find a quiet minute or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, and even walk into another room. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can experience heightened fear when a loved one is out of sight … Continue reading

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How to Best Manage Disinhibited Behaviors in Dementia

Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. All of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with dementia showcases disinhibited behaviors, such as: Rude or tactless comments Unacceptable sexual advances or remarks Removal of clothes at improper times And other socially unacceptable actions The complex changes that occur to the brain in … Continue reading

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How to Manage False Accusations Stemming From Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

It can come seemingly out of the blue: you set your loved one’s favorite tuna sandwich in front of her – light on the mayo, no onions – something that typically brings her happiness. But this time, she shoves the plate away and refuses to take a bite, insisting that you have poisoned the food. … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Common 5 Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Set Your Facts Straight The rate of Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing. In the recent statistics made by the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it is considered as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In line with this, there is a need for … Continue reading

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