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Can My Family Member with Dementia be Left Alone? Three Items to Consider

Wondering if you can safely leave your loved one with dementia alone? And for how long? Here are 3 things to help you decide.

Should My Family Member with Dementia Be Driving? 7 Questions to Ask!

People living with dementia should only be driving if it is safe. The answers to 7 questions can help you decide next steps.

Five Tips for Celebrating Halloween and Fall Festivals with People Living with Dementia

Halloween can be fun, but it can also be challenging for people living with dementia. Here are five easy tips to make Halloween safe and fun for persons living with dementia!

Dementia and Peeing in the Trashcan

woman with dementia looking for toilet

People with dementia may have trouble with visual cues that helps them to find the toilet.

Dementia Best Care Practices

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(formerly the 10 Commandments of Dementia Care) I am currently writing a book, “Make Dementia Your B*tch.” This book contains many of the blogs but have been updated and organized into a very reader-friendly text. It will be available by mid-November in print, e-book, kindle, and other formats. I am […]

How Do I Know if Someone With Dementia Should Still Be Driving?

Driving & Dementia Driving involves several types of brain activities. These activities have to work together. A problem in one area can jeopardize the whole process. Driving definitely relies on procedural memory. Procedural memory is the memorization of all of the steps to do something. We create procedural memory by […]

Five Tips for Making Halloween Fun for People Living with Dementia

Halloween can be fun for people with dementia

Halloween can be fun, but it can also be challenging for people living with dementia. Here are five easy tips to make Halloween safe and fun for persons living with dementia!

Guns and Dementia: No Brainer?

gun safety and dementia

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.

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