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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

Posted in Dementia, Senior Care, Senior Safety

Home Care Safety for Seniors During the Pandemic

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to handle seemingly insurmountable challenges in connection with the care of the senior family members they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to the elderly and those with underlying health issues, for example, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, as well as others that are common in the elderly, … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Home Care, Senior Safety

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

Posted in Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Senior Care

Helping Seniors Build Confidence After a Fall

While circus clowns and comedians may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there’s nothing funny about falling when it comes to seniors, who happen to be at a heightened risk for serious injuries which could result in a long rehabilitation process. Not only that, but there is a lesser … Continue reading

Posted in Care Tips, Fall Prevention, Senior Care

Elective Medical Treatments: Are They Safe During the Pandemic for Seniors?

The COVID-19 pandemic put the world on pause, including, among various other activities, medical appointments and elective medical procedures. As a matter of fact, nearly half of all adults either canceled or delayed routine medical care and elective treatments since the coronavirus crisis began, leading medical professionals to grow concerned about the consequences. While we … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Healthcare, Senior Care