dementia

Tips for Dementia Caregivers During The Holidays

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.

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Helpful Hints for Handling Refusals: Bathing

Learn how to get a person with Alzheimer's dementia to shower or bathe. I provide helpful bathing strategies in this blog.

4 Ways to NICELY Take Away the Car Keys

The worst thing you can do (in most cases) is to hold a "family meeting" and explain to mom or dad why everyone wants them to stop driving. If the person with dementia is unaware of their memory problems and driving issues, this approach will get you nowhere!

Driving and Dementia: Should You Take Away the Keys?

Nearly everyone struggles with whether or not a person with dementia should be driving. This blog tackles some of the issues.

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

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

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

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.