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Sun Downing: Distress Message from People Living with Dementia

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 […]

Safety Issues Across Types and Stages of Dementia

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 […]

Free Dementia & Safety Webinar, Monday January 17 at 11 AM Central Time!

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Dementia Behavior Master Class Almost Here!

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 […]

Helping People Living with Dementia Who Refuse Care, Part 3

In Part 3, I put it all together!

Helping People Living with Dementia Who Refuse Care, Part 2!

I hope you found Part 1 helpful. Learn more great approaches here in Part 2!

Helping People Living with Dementia Who Refuse Care, Part 1

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!

Dementia Behaviors Master Class: Managing Care Refusals and Other Dementia Behaviors

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, a platform similar to Zoom. I will be doing live […]

Should My Family Member with Dementia Be Driving? 7 Questions to Ask!

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 in the Moment

person with dementia refusing care

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.

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