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10 Tested Ways to Avoid Care Refusals

Alzheimers Lewy Body refusing care strategies

You can prevent care refusals by allowing as much self-care as possible and treating the person with dementia like an adult.

The “Why” Behind the “What:” Shrinking Brain and Memory Loss

Brain shrinkage happens in dementia and is the root cause for many of the problematic behaviors.

I explain how the shrinking brain causes many of the repetitive questions and behaviors that caregivers find frustrating.

Dementia and “Entering Their Reality:” Combining Elements of Truth with Preserving Dignity

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Think of “Entering Their Reality” as a gentle and kind approach to delivering truth with dignity

Dementia and Disasters…What May Happen and How to Handle the Behavior(s)

Formal and family caregivers of persons with dementia are dealing with the realities of Hurricane Harvey right now. As if their jobs were not difficult enough.

How It All Began: Ponies, Dementia, and Brushing Teeth

Helping a person with dementia brush his or her teeth requires extra skills to avoid the dreated “NO!” and other refusal behavior.

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