It may seem like common sense to remove firearms from the house of a person with dementia. Especially if you have observed prior instances of unsafe behavior. But what happens when the person with dementia reports the guns as stolen? Read more for pre-emptive strategies and approaches for both family members and law enforcement.
Caregivers struggle with how best to celebrate holidays with persons with Alzheimer's dementia. I provide strategies for maximizing enjoyment while minimizing distress for all.
Halloween marks the beginning of the fall and winter holidays. I will be posting more content about holidays and dementia. Here are some simple ideas and tips for CarePartners to have a safe and sane (ok, as sane as possible) holiday. 1. Play to Your Loved One's Strengths The best way to have an enjoyable…
Once you realize that the person with dementia is having pain, the next step is to address the pain.
People with dementia DO feel pain. They may be unable to tell you in words, but they are communicating in other ways!
People with dementia may no longer recognize themselves in a mirror and may think they have a new friend.
The person with dementia wants an outlet for that drive and energy but is no longer able to channel these desires into appropriate (for us) venues. If I do not provide an outlet for that energy, drive, or purpose, then I create a problematic situation.
This blog highlights some of the initial and critical components of caring for a person with Alzheimer's Disease or another dementia. Read on for more information.
Friends and family feel awkward around people with FTD. This post provides concrete helpful ways to positively interact with persons with FTD.
Sundowning refers to behaviors seen in persons with dementia that usually occur at the end of the day. Many clinicians and caregivers/care partners seem resigned that this will simply happen and that there is nothing that can be done to prevent or manage it. Which is why I hate the term, and prefer to think…