The Dangers of Excessive Heat for Older Adults

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

By | July 27, 2022|Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Safety in Extreme Cold

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.

By | January 29, 2019|Alzheimer's, Dementia, Healthcare, Safety|

Holiday Safety and Dementia

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

By | December 11, 2018|Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect in the Lives of Persons with Dementia

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

By | June 28, 2018|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, In the News, Safety|

Taking Stress Out of Bath Time

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

By | February 12, 2018|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

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|

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|

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|
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