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Art Therapy for Alzheimer's residents

Luke, January 14 2019

The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's and is about 80% of cases of dementia. As the person ages, the symptoms become worse. When a person is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, loss of memory is mild, but as the disease moves to the late stage, communication ceases as well as responses to their environment.

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What Seniors Should Look for in a Mattress

Luke, January 9 2019

As we age and our bodies change, the products we use evolve with us—the types of shoes we wear, the eyewear we need, the brand of moisturizer we use. So why wouldn’t the type of mattress we sleep on evolve as our bodies adapt with age? It’s no secret that as we grow older our bodies become prone to physical ailments such as joint pain, arthritis, a...

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Weighted Blankets and Dementia Patients

Luke, January 6 2019

Weighted blankets can help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s by easing depression, improving the quality of sleep and reducing anxiety. Alzheimer’s issues can cause a person to become anxious and agitated and have difficulty sleeping. How weighted blankets work There are some benefits and drawbacks to weighted blankets for Alzheimer’s and dementia p...

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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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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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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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