Category: Caregiver

Help for One of the Top Dementia Challenges: Refusal to Change Clothes

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your own reasoning and logic and understand why particular dementia challenges are occurring, and then to know how to effectively manage them. That’s certainly the case with a senior who refuses to change […]

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Home Care During the Pandemic: Is It Safe?

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly unsurmountable challenges related to the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, heart disease, and others that are common in seniors, families have struggled with how to […]

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One of the Most Challenging Dementia Behaviors and How to Help

Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. Many of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease displays disinhibited dementia behaviors, such as: Tactless or rude comments Unacceptable sexual remarks or advances Removal of clothes at improper times And other socially unacceptable actions

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