Category: Senior Mental Health

5 Tips For Dementia and the Fear of Being Alone

Primary caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s disease are frequently all too familiar with the difficulty experienced in trying to take a quiet minute or two alone – to use the restroom, get a quick shower, or even step into another room. Dementia and a fear of being alone often go hand in hand, and those […]

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How to Identify and Avoid Holiday Depression in the Elderly

Although this time of year is typically viewed as the season of joy, for some older adults, the holidays are a period of profound sadness. And this year is no exception. Longing for holidays past, sadness over the loss of loved ones, and aging-related changes to health can intensify throughout the holiday season, and it’s […]

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How to Stay Connected with Seniors This Holiday Season

Think about the most ideal holiday season you are able to imagine. While that image will vary a little for each of us, it typically includes good food, lights, gifts, and traditions passed down through the generations. However, what absolutely holds true for all of us is the joy in spending time with the people […]

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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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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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