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.
After a person is diagnosed with dementia, it can be difficult for them to maintain a healthy and sustaining diet.
Here are 3 bathing tips to make loved ones with dementia feel more comfortable.
Home safety is a big concern for caregivers whose loved ones have dementia.
Getting dressed is a routine task – until it takes too long to button a shirt or it’s too painful to put on a shoe. Getting dressed in the morning can become more of a challenge due to a health condition, like arthritis or Parkinsons. The dexterity of our fingers and extremities lessons as we age or [...]
Wandering is a very dangerous possibility for people who are autistic or suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Autistic Adults often have what is commonly referred to as “a one track mind.” They get one thought or need in their head, and they go. They do not always communicate their wants or needs or thoughts to [...]
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 [...]
Is there a relationship between poor dental health and dementia? 18 years of data says the answer is yes, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In the study, over 5,000 seniors who did not have dementia were asked about their dental habits, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash use and denture [...]
“Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.” Charles Swindoll perfectly describes the situation any caregiver caring for a loved one with dementia has gone through. No one anticipates a loved one getting dementia, but acting positively and optimistically throughout your caregiving experience can make a lasting difference. Here are some ways [...]
Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning, but this doesn’t mean that you should freak out if you start losing your keys more often. If you think you might have dementia, at least two of these [...]