Category: Dementia

How Can a Geriatric Care Manager Help My Loved One?

Family care providers realize that navigating the process of finding appropriate care resources for a senior can seem like trying to traverse the ocean in a rowboat – blindfolded, and blindsided by the buffeting waves and winds. The prospect of arriving safely and securely to your destination is fairly slim without having the appropriate tools, […]

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Dementia and Communication Strategies: Nonverbal Techniques

It can be frustrating dealing with dementia, and communication strategies may not always be successful, particularly in the middle and later stages of the disease. Brain changes impact the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us, as caregivers to implement new approaches to communicating to more successfully connect […]

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Wandering and Alzheimer’s – A Dangerous Combination

Of the numerous effects of Alzheimer’s disease, probably one of the most concerning is the person’s propensity for wandering, together with potential dangers that can arise if the senior becomes confused or lost. Wandering can happen any time the older adult is: Frightened, confused or overwhelmed Searching for someone or something Bored Wanting to keep […]

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