The weather forecast for this week predicts extremely cold temperatures with record low windchill temperatures and it is important to plan ahead in order to stay safe during the extreme cold, especially for the elderly.
Holidays are a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate and spend time together, but when you are caring for someone with dementia, holidays can also be overwhelming, stressful and potentially dangerous. A
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized every year on June 15. Persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are especially vulnerable to mistreatment. It is estimated that about 4% of older
Bathing is a simple everyday task for most people. But for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, even ordinary routines become increasingly difficult—and bath time is no exception. Some individuals with dementia
Caregivers understandably panic when someone with Alzheimer’s gets lost, even momentarily. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have an increased propensity to wander, become lost, or feel confused in familiar settings. Therefore, it’s
While driving is second nature for many people, operating a motor vehicle becomes increasingly difficult—and, indeed, dangerous—for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. And for seniors in general, the notion of not driving
Taking prescription medications properly is vital to someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. People with dementia are likely to have difficulty remembering what medications to take, when to take them, and whether or
Individuals with Alzheimer’s face side effects that can negatively influence their emotions. By understanding the disease’s full impact, caregivers can minimize the frustration and fear that often accompanies dementia. Understand why it happens It’s important