Mom’s forgetfulness has now reached the point you suspect she has dementia. What should you do? When you’re dealing with aging in a place loved ones may have dementia, providing them with the care they need can be challenging. But doing so is possible when you use this approach.
Helping a senior who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is not easy. But with the right tools at your disposal, it’s a lot easier for you.
24-Hour Home Care: How much do you know about sundowning? As a family caregiver for a senior, you may want to learn a bit about this condition.
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One of the biggest risks facing an elderly person with dementia is fire. If you’re taking care of a senior with dementia, fire safety might be near the top of your list when it comes to caregiving concerns. To help ease your mind, follow these fire safety tips from the pros.
Dementia can be an overwhelming syndrome for both the person suffering from it and those who love and care for them. But this doesn’t mean that all of life’s fun has to stop. In fact, those who have dementia need enjoyable experiences to provide them with some sense of normalcy. The list below offers several activities to entertain seniors with dementia regardless of if they are receiving respite care, in an elderly home, or aging in place.
Millions of elderly Americans suffer from dementia, and when it happens to someone close to you it’s painful to watch as their condition progressively worsens. Dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s and other biological brain disorders. A senior affected by dementia may have trouble remembering things from their past, including some of the people closest to them. In order to reconnect and communicate with them in a meaningful way, try these proven strategies.
Caregiving is a rewarding yet stressful role that many children find themselves in as their parents age. When a parent has memory loss, the challenges that accompany this role intensify. Memory loss impacts how one thinks, feels, and acts, and is often accompanied by challenging behaviors like confusion, wandering, or agitation. Personality changes are also common. Someone who was once so patient and caring can become irritable and critical. Educating yourself about memory loss and developing strategies for coping are important steps towards making you feel more confident in your role as a caregiver. The following tips can help you start [...]