Though being a caregiver of a significant other with dementia can be stressful, there are ways to keep your relationship happy and healthy.
Caregivers can encourage children to engage in activities that their loved one can participate in, such as gardening, walking, baking, playing with pets, doing chores and playing games.
Wandering is a common symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no medication that can treat sundowning, but there are a few methods of prevention to keep your loved one a little more on track.
Brain and memory exercises can help keep your mind sharp despite your prognosis.
Like clock work, as the sun fades so does the mood of your loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. You aren’t alone. This is not an anomaly. It’s known as sundowners syndrome, and you can take steps to reduce it’s severity. Specifically, sundowner’s syndrome is the behavioral changes that occur in a person around dusk. It usually [...]
Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is critical, especially if you care for your loved one in your home. As your loved one moves through the stages of the Alzheimer’s Disease, the needs for heightened safety throughout the home. From the tool shed in the back yard to the hair straightener [...]
Stage 5: Moderately Severe Cognitive Decline Stage 4 and Stage 5 of Alzheimer’s Disease will seemingly blend together. A lot of the symptoms from Stage 4 will continue into Stage 5, while others will worsen and others will manifest. How your loved one progresses is entirely unknown, as it’s different for every person. It’s important [...]
Imagine being able to know for certain whether you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease from the beginning? You could be more prepared, receive better treatments from the start and have some peace of mind in revealing the uncertain. For decades, researchers have struggled to find a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease at an [...]
As caregivers, we know the hardships that we may face. We see the struggles that our loved ones endure, continually bracing ourselves for what may come next. We hear the stories of other caregivers, and if we’re lucky, we have a tremendous support network to lean on when we need it most. But as caregivers, [...]