Sun downing–a period of seemingly increased confusion and agitation that may occur in the afternoon/evening but can occur at any time–is a behavioral symptom of distress. Sun downing, like many dementia-related behaviors, is treated like “just one of those things.” Like an inevitable behavior that caregivers just have to put […]
People living with dementia have different safety needs, depending on the type of dementia they have and their current stage. In the video, I talk about what safety issues caregivers need to be prepared for, and what approaches they can take for those safety issues. Registration for The Dementia Behaviors […]
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Here is what you will get: Week 1: Overview of the different types of dementias How to avoid arguments Dealing with over-and-over again questions Dealing with irritability Group coaching–live questions and answers Week 2 What to do when people with dementia refuse help and care General approaches Bathing Dressing Medications […]
In Part 3, I put it all together!
I hope you found Part 1 helpful. Learn more great approaches here in Part 2!
Hello, everyone! Care refusals are so frustrating! In this video, I talk about the brain changes that contribute to care refusals. I did a good amount of research on this topic (click here and here for 2 publications). I hope this video is helpful. Please leave me comments below!
I’m putting together a live, weekly course where I help family caregivers prevent and manage behavior that happen in persons living with dementia. It will be a 4-week course where I will go describe strategies for behaviors. I use Clickmeeting.com, a platform similar to Zoom. I will be doing live […]
People living with dementia should only be driving if it is safe. The answers to 7 questions can help you decide next steps.
Ten strategies for managing care refusals: entering their reality, bridging, distraction, hand-over-hand, mirror-mirror, vibes, ask for help, apologize with praise, rewards, and rescue.