Back by popular demand, the informative episode Managing Dementia in Acute and Long-term Care Settings will re-air this Friday (November 1st) at Noon, CST. Join Dr. Rita Jablonski and host Dr. Tracie White, as they discuss how to improve the hospital experience for people with dementia. Dr. Jablonski will also offer tips for caregivers in … More Managing Dementia in Acute and Long-Term Care Settings
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 … More How to Deal with Sundowning: Myths and Management
Learn how to prevent constipation in persons with Alzheimer’s dementia and the warning signs that constipation is becoming dangerous. … More Can Constipation Kill a Person with Alzheimer’s Dementia?
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. … More Dementia and Disasters…What May Happen and How to Handle the Behavior(s)
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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