Tag: Alzheimer’s Help at Home

The Benefits of an Alzheimer’s Memory Book for Older Adults

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that bind together our past experiences with who we are today; and for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion surrounding these memories can have a serious impact. One of our goals to help […]

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Differentiating Alzheimer’s and Forgetfulness

You altogether forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last week, misplaced your sunglasses for the umpteenth time, and cannot remember the name of your new neighbor for the life of you. Is all of this simply an ordinary part of growing older, or could the link between early onset Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness be […]

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Refusal to Change Clothes in Seniors With Dementia

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 when seniors with dementia refuse 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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The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s in Older Adults: LATE

A senior who exhibits loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with carrying out day to day activities has the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease, right? As a matter of fact, what seems like a clear-cut case of Alzheimer’s may in fact be a newly discovered dementia. 

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