Tag: Dementia

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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Coping with Dementia During COVID-19

Loneliness. Confusion. Isolation. These feelings are getting to be commonplace for a number of us during a global pandemic pandemic. However, if you factor in the element of dementia, the challenges and frustrations are elevated to an entirely new level.  Take, as an example, the short-term memory loss inherent in dementia. A family care provider trying to find the […]

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LATE: How This Disease Mimics Alzheimer’s In Seniors

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 in seniors may in fact be a newly discovered dementia.

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How Journaling for Dementia Caregivers Can Help

Being a caregiver for a senior with dementia is a fluid, ever-evolving undertaking. One day can be calm and peaceful, with your loved one enjoying activities, eating healthy meals, and sharing laughter with you; while the following day might be fraught with agitation, anxiety, and sullenness. Exactly what will today bring with dementia caregiving? Deciding how […]

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Managing Dementia with Incontinence

Dementia care calls for both empathy and creativity to deal with a number of complex behaviors and effects, and that’s particularly true with regards to incontinence, something that is extremely frequent in Alzheimer’s along with other types of dementia. These tried-and-true approaches are generally effective in decreasing the effect of incontinence and reducing an escalation […]

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