Category Archives: Dementia

Overcoming This Challenging Dementia Behavior: Refusal to Change Clothes

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia requires empathy, creativity, and patience, the ability to step outside of your own logic and reasoning and understand why a certain behavior is happening, and then to know just how to successfully manage it. That’s certainly the situation with an older adult who refuses … 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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The Progression Of Dementia : What Patients Go Through In 7 Stages

Dementia is a mental disease that is mostly associated with senior individuals. Patients with dementia often lose most of their memory. They even forget basic functions such as eating, walking, and others. This condition progresses in various stages as time passes. The Reisberg Scale is the most popular scale being used by doctors to measure … Continue reading

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