Adult Daughter Helping Senior Man To Button Cardigan
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or some other kind of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your individual reasoning and logic and realize why a certain behavior is happening, and then to learn… Read More
caregiver consoling senior woman
Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. All of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s demonstrates disinhibited behaviors, which can include: Rude or tactless comments Unacceptable sexual remarks or advances Removal of clothing… Read More
caregiver consoling senior woman
It may come out of thin air: you place your loved one’s favorite tuna sandwich on the table – light on the mayo, no onions – something that typically brings her pleasure. But today, she shoves the plate away and… Read More
senior couple consoling each other at home
Of the many varied difficult emotions and behaviors someone with dementia may experience, perhaps the most heartbreaking is uncontrollable crying and/or screaming. Seeing a senior you love in an inconsolable state of mind, and not knowing how to help or… Read More
Friendly old senior wears a mask to protect against viruses and bacteria
Loneliness. Isolation. Confusion. These feelings have become commonplace for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, but when you add in the element of dementia, the challenges and frustrations are elevated to a whole new level.… Read More
caregiver with assisting senior woman with masks on their face.
Providing care for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease is challenging under the best of circumstances; mix in a worldwide pandemic, one which calls for social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and meticulous sanitation of both us and our home, and… Read More
Portrait of middle-aged lovely woman
Caring for a loved one living with dementia is a fluid, ever-evolving undertaking. One day may be calm and peaceful, with your loved one enjoying activities, eating healthy meals, and sharing laughter with you; while the next day might be… Read More
happy senior woman reading with dog
Coping with agitation in Alzheimer’s can be very frustrating for both a senior with dementia, and his or her family members. One of the keys is in taking steps to handle agitation before it’s felt and expressed by the senior… Read More
two happy elderly women spending time with each other at home
Caring for a person you love with dementia is certainly not something to laugh about. Yet studies are frequently pointing towards the benefits associated with humor, and incorporating it into dementia care could possibly be exactly what the doctor ordered… Read More
Senior woman spending quality time with her daughter
Connecting with an older adult who is dealing with Alzheimer’s, particularly in the middle and later stages, is often discouraging – both for you personally and for your senior loved one. Brain changes affect the capacity to hear, process, and… Read More