Behavior Changes and the Progression of Dementia
As a dementia caregiver, I see Mum fading in and out of reality, sometimes recognizing the severity of her illness and other times not even realizing something is wrong. All I can do is go through the motions with her.
Navigating Dementia is Hard Stuff
For the last ten years, Mum and I have been navigating a different kind of relationship. Things turn into a kind of dance with dementia, and sometimes it’s awfully hard.
5 Dementia Tips from a Grandson
Younger generations are surprisingly insightful when it comes to handling their elders’ dementia-related behaviors. See what techniques this teenager uses while visiting his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s and Sleep Disorders: Expert Answers to 6 Common Questions
Sleep issues are a symptom of many types of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how dementia affects the sleep cycle and find techniques to improve sleep.
Anosognosia: When Dementia Patients Can’t Recognize Their Impairment
Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often insist there’s nothing wrong with them or act as if they are unaware of their cognitive impairment. Their behavior may appear to be rooted in denial, but it’s far more complicated.
Dementia Repetition & Garrulity: How to Handle Dementia Communication Cycles
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, occupational therapist and dementia care expert, discusses how family caregivers can respond to four repetitive communication cycles that are common among seniors with dementia.
Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen During Fall and Winter Months
Sundowning can happen with dementia patients year-round, but during autumn and winter, the effects can be magnified due to shorter, darker days. Be aware of the causes of and treatments for this dementia-related behavior.
Alzheimer’s Risk Factors
The important factors that increase risk of Alzheimer's - age, family history and heredity can't be changed, but emerging evidence suggests there may be other factors we can influence.
The Caregiver's Resource Library
In honor of World Alzheimer's Day ~ “Love is not a memory, it’s a feeling in the heart and soul; never to be forgotten. This disease can take away almost everything, but not the love.” --Michele, an Alzheimer’s caregiver Download your free Alzheimer’s Caregiving Guide to discover insights from caregivers and patients: http://www.agingcare.com/eBook/Alzheimers
Senior Housing Options for Dementia Patients
Choosing a new home for an elderly parent with dementia requires some additional research. It is important for caregivers to keep in mind… - AgingCare.com
Traveling with a Dementia Patient Can be Trying
A caregiver’s story: I recently found out the hard way that a vacation with a dementia patient isn’t much of a vacation after all.
Removing Embarrassment from the Dementia Equation
It is well known that some friends and family may make themselves scarce following a serious diagnosis. Dementia is unique, though, in that…AgingCare.com
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia
How do you know if your parent has Alzheimer's disease or dementia? The most common and widely known symptom is memory loss, but there are…AgingCare.com