Generally speaking, dementia is a term that's used to refer to memory loss and changes in thinking that impact daily life. Imagine if you begin to experience changes in thinking and memory, it's natural to
The term “career caregiver” may be new to you. At first glance, you might think it refers to doctors, nurses, social workers or one of hundreds of other professional healthcare job titles. A career caregiver
It’s the middle of summer and as the saying goes, “Some like it hot.” While some people love the high temperatures that come with the summer months, the heat can be downright dangerous for older
Individuals with dementia often have anxiety which can make them feel nervous, worried, or cause them to not want to be left alone or out of sight of their caregivers. This typically happens when dementia
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
Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for our health and to our bodies’ ability to function. As we age, our circadian rhythms—the internal clocks that cycle our brains between sleepiness and alertness—can be transformed.
Nearly 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia—a number that is likely to reach 75 million by 2030. As the medical community commits greater attention to dementia’s diagnosis and treatment,