Category: Senior Mental Health

5 Steps to a Calmer, Dementia Friendly Environment

Agitation is one of the more challenging results of dementia, and may be incredibly hard for family members to handle. The important thing is in taking steps to tackle agitation before it is felt and conveyed by the senior, which involves keeping tabs on what has caused these feelings in the past, and creating a calm, dementia friendly environment […]

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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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Secrets to Happiness Despite Pain or Chronic Illness

Have you ever woken up and thought, “It’s definitely going to be one of those days!” Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater decided to stop working, and the dog chewed up one of your most loved shoes overnight. Then consider if each day were “one of those days!” For a person […]

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