Alzheimer's and Dementia

Expert advice and tested tips for the 15 million Americans who are providing Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. Learn how to spot the warning signs, handle…
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It's almost that time of the year again. While some people look forward to an extra hour of sleep, dementia patients and dementia caregivers may have a more difficult time adapting to daylight savings. Daylight Saving Time, Daylight Saving, Time Change, Daylight Savings, Daylight Savings Time, Saving Time, Time Of The Year
Daylight Saving Time Can Trigger Sundowning Behaviors
It's almost that time of the year again. While some people look forward to an extra hour of sleep, dementia patients and dementia caregivers may have a more difficult time adapting to daylight savings.
I see Mum fading in and out of reality, sometimes recognizing the severity of her illness and other times not even realizing something is wrong. All I can do is go through the motions with her. Eli Lilly, Elderly Parents, Aging Population, Family Caregiver, Going Through The Motions, Aging Parents, Doctor Appointment, Quick Reads, Behavior Change
Behavior Changes and the Progression of Dementia
I see Mum fading in and out of reality, sometimes recognizing the severity of her illness and other times not even realizing something is wrong. All I can do is go through the motions with her.
For the last ten years, Mum and I have been navigating a different kind of relationship. Things turn into a kind of dance with dementia, and sometimes it’s awfully hard. The Last Ten Years, Relationship Things, Book Editing, Hard Questions, Adventure Inspiration, Feeling Frustrated, Don T Know, Live For Yourself, Success Business
Navigating Dementia is Hard Stuff
For the last ten years, Mum and I have been navigating a different kind of relationship. Things turn into a kind of dance with dementia, and sometimes it’s awfully hard.
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Home is All About Heart, Especially for the Elderly
For dementia patients, “home” is more than just a place where they had once lived. It’s a sense of love and safety that stems from their surroundings.
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5 Dementia Tips from a Grandson
Younger generations are surprisingly insightful and adaptive when it comes to handling forgetfulness and dementia-related behaviors. See what techniques this teenager uses to continue spending quality time with his grandmother.
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Alzheimer’s and Sleep Disorders: Expert Answers to 6 Common Questions
Individuals living with Alzheimer’s often experience sleep issues, and if they’re not sleeping well, neither are you. Use these expert tips to help everyone in your household get some much-needed shut-eye.
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Anosognosia: When Dementia Patients Can’t Recognize Their Impairment
When someone with dementia is unaware of their cognitive impairment, others may not know how to interact with them. Learn from experienced caregivers how to cope with a loved one’s lack of awareness and adapt everyday activities to minimize confusion and frustration.
Dementia expert, Teepa Snow, shares techniques for responding to commonly repeated phrases and minimizing the frustration that families often experience when dealing with this symptom. Record Players, Trigger Points, Record Player Room, Old Record Player, Frozen Shoulder, Occupational Therapist, Record Player
Dementia Repetition & Garrulity: How to Handle Dementia Communication Cycles
Dementia expert, Teepa Snow, shares techniques for responding to commonly repeated phrases and minimizing the frustration that families often experience when dealing with this symptom.
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Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen During Fall and Winter Months
Sundown syndrome can happen year round, but during autumn and winter, the effects can be magnified due to shorter days and darker weather. Make sure you are aware of the causes and signs as well as the treatments for this complication of dementia.
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Caregiving Topics & Elder Care Resource Guide
The important factors that increase risk of Alzheimer's - age, family history and heredity can't be changed, but emerging evidence suggests there may be other factors we can influence.
In honor of World Alzheimer's Day ~ “Love is not a memory, it’s a feeling in the heart and soul; never to be forgotten. This disease can take away almost everything, but not the love.” --Michele, an Alzheimer’s caregiver Download your free Alzheimer’s Caregiving Guide to discover insights from caregivers and patients: http://www.agingcare.com/eBook/Alzheimers World Alzheimer's Day, World Alzheimers Day, Alzheimer's Day, Love Your Parents, Elderly Caregiver, Alzheimer Care, Caregiver Resources, Hard Puzzles, Love Is Not
The Caregiver's Resource Library
In honor of World Alzheimer's Day ~ “Love is not a memory, it’s a feeling in the heart and soul; never to be forgotten. This disease can take away almost everything, but not the love.” --Michele, an Alzheimer’s caregiver Download your free Alzheimer’s Caregiving Guide to discover insights from caregivers and patients: http://www.agingcare.com/eBook/Alzheimers
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Understanding and Minimizing Sundowning in Dementia Patients
Sundowner's Syndrome, or sundowning, in people with Alzheimer's disease causes sadness, agitation and fear during sunrise or sunset.
Choosing a new home for an elderly parent with dementia requires some additional research. It is important for caregivers to keep in mind… - AgingCare.com Avocado Creme, Citrus Garden, Care Worker, Medication Management, Social Care, Health Care Services, Nursing Care, Senior Care
Senior Housing Options for Dementia Patients
Choosing a new home for an elderly parent with dementia requires some additional research. It is important for caregivers to keep in mind… - AgingCare.com
I recently found out the hard way that a vacation with a dementia patient isn't much of a vacation- AgingCare.com Amigurumi Patterns, Whole Life Insurance, Wheelchair Friendly, Health Questions, Life Insurance Companies, Aging In Place, Life Insurance Policy
Traveling with a Dementia Patient Can be Trying
I recently found out the hard way that a vacation with a dementia patient isn't much of a vacation- AgingCare.com