Dealing with Denial

Luke, December 5 2018

When you notice your parent is becoming more confused or getting lost in familiar areas, what should you do? The first signs of dementia are apparent to you, but when you mention it to your loved one, they deny it. Part of the problem is that anosognosia may have occurred. Anosognosia is a word which means you parent has a lack of awareness that th...

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How to communicate with a person with Dementia/Alzheimers

Luke, November 27 2018

Dementia affects each person differently, but a common symptom is for the person to repeat stories or not being able to find the work they need to express something. other issues may be losing track of their thoughts, speaking in tangents, speech which is disorganized, reverting to a native language or even speaking less.

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Tips for Caring for people with Dementia

Luke, November 13 2018

When you’re a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia, the right attitude is essential. Educating about dementia and what to expect is realistic. It will permit you to maintain some control as a caregiver by knowing what is coming next. Always remember that a person with dementia can't control their behavior.

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Coping with Aggressive Behavior

Luke, November 1 2018

Coping with Aggressive Behavior When caregiving for someone with dementia, there is a possibility that their behavior could become aggressive. Most people think of someone with dementia as being slightly befuddled and a person who repeats themselves. The other side of the coin is a person who develops aggressive behavior.

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Dementia

When Is It Time to Take the Car Keys

Luke, October 18 2018

When Is It Time to Take the Car Keys One of the most challenging things you may have to do is to take the car keys from a parent. When you take a parent’s car keys, it can cause emotional upset, physical and pragmatic worries about how they are going to get around. Your parent may not want to have to impose on other people for transportation. So,...

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Resources

How to Choose the Right Caregiver

Luke, October 9 2018

Even though you would like to take care of your loved one, sometimes circumstances prevent it. Perhaps you've had to go back to work, or some other obligation won't permit it. Finding someone reliable who will take as good care of your loved one as you can be a worry. But, choosing an in-home caregiver doesn't have to be difficult if you follow the...

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What is Sundowning

Luke, September 27 2018

If your parent has Alzheimer’s disease, there could be a possibility that they might develop Sundown syndrome. Doctors aren’t sure why this syndrome happens but think it may do with changes in the brain. The cause may be because the inner body clock is affected. The body clock is what signals your brain that it’s time to go to sleep or to wake up....

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Alzheimer's

A caregiver's guide: Finance protection for those with Alzheimer's

Luke, September 19 2018

Credit problems and identity issues can be difficult to guard against during the best of circumstances, but for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – a form of dementia that affects thinking, memory and behavior – preventing identity theft and maintaining good credit can seem impossible.

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Dementia

Cannabis and Dementia

Luke, September 13 2018

The big news in the medical community is the use of cannabis, or marijuana, as a treatment for nausea, vomiting, pain and also appetite loss due to AIDS. The benefits are derived from when it’s smoked, and those benefits will take effect rapidly. The Food and Drug Administration has given their approval to two medical marijuana pills which are nab...

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The First Signs of Alzheimer’s

Luke, September 12 2018

The First Signs of Alzheimer’s There are some warning signs and symptoms of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This disease is one that affects the brain and causes a slow decline in reasoning, thinking skills and memory. If you notice any of these symptoms in your senior, don't ignore them but schedule a doctor appointment as soon as possible for t...

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