People with dementia DO feel pain. They may be unable to tell you in words, but they are communicating in other ways!
"I really want to travel or go on vacation with my family member who has dementia. What do you think?" My response is, "It depends on a couple of things." Did the Person Living with Dementia Enjoy Traveling? This may seem like a silly question, but it is really important. I personally love to BE…
The reality is, we are all sexual beings and we all want to feel wanted and loved.
"I don't need to take that medication. There is nothing wrong with me." Sound familiar? 1. Are the Medications ABSOLUTELY Necessary? At least once a week I'm on the phone with a family caregiver dealing with that issue. One of the first things I talk about is which meds we can safely stop. Did you…
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.
10 ways to get around "no" and "I already did that"!
Caregivers of persons with dementia soon discover that placement does not reduce caregiver burden. Placement rearranges the challenges. Families and friends, however, mistakenly assume that once placement happens, caregiver responsibility magically dissolves away. Their assumptions often magnify the guilt and angst already flowing through the caregiver. Dealing with Guilt "Promise me you will never put…
Friends and family feel awkward around people with FTD. This post provides concrete helpful ways to positively interact with persons with FTD.
People with dementia are at great risk for delirium, which is a sudden uptick in confusion and other behaviors.
Learn how to get a person with Alzheimer's dementia to shower or bathe. I provide helpful bathing strategies in this blog.