Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

Recognizing When 24-Hour Dementia Care Becomes Essential

  Taking care of a loved one with dementia requires continuous adaptation to the person’s changing needs. As the disease advances, there comes a point when 24-hour dementia care becomes not just worthwhile but essential for ensuring the safety, well-being, and quality of life for the individual. Listed below are key indicators that signal the … Continue reading

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How Culinary Care Tactics Engage Seniors with Dementia

  There is something so special about the kitchen. It is the first stop kids make when they get home from school, in search of a snack as well as the opportunity to share about their day. It is the place family members gather to cook holiday meals together. It is also a place to … Continue reading

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Understanding Dementia Shadowing 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 … 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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