Alzheimer’s and the Urge to Wander

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

By | November 22, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Confusion Rises When the Sun Falls

Many people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience increased confusion during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Sundown syndrome, or sundowning as it’s usually called, affects nearly 20 percent of those with

By | October 3, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Side Effects, Sundowning|

Danger: Driving with Alzheimer’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

By | September 12, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Communication, Dementia, Safety|

Medication Management and Alzheimer’s

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

By | August 14, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Healthcare, Safety|

Repetition Is Inevitable

When caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of demential, dealing with repetition is inevitable. Those in your care might ask a question over and over, or repeat the same story multiple times. It’s

By | July 5, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Communication, Dementia|

Alzheimer’s Affects Emotions As Well As Memory

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

By | June 4, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety, Side Effects|

Alzheimer’s Safety Begins at Home

People with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have an increasingly difficult time looking out for their own wellbeing. So it goes without saying that, when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, safety becomes a primary

By | May 16, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

8 Ways to Improve Conversations With Loved Ones Who Have Dementia

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia poses many challenges, but verbal communication can be especially difficult. Try these suggestions to help ease frustration for everyone involved. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

By | March 14, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Communication, Dementia|
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