senior showing signs of pain in dementia
The communication disconnect that often occurs in someone with dementia may make it difficult or impossible for a senior to describe what’s hurting. Or it could be that the senior has lost the ability to remember or recognize the sensation… Read More
dementia in Latinos - happy senior hugging caregiver
Recent research sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some striking results in how dementia may present differently in Hispanic people. While more investigation is required to completely understand whether these differences are the outcome of social/cultural nuances or the… Read More
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There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
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Finding activities that happen to be fun and engaging for a senior loved one with dementia can be a challenge. Combine vision impairment and Alzheimer’s, and it might seem extremely daunting. Yet it’s very important to make certain each day… Read More
Granddaughter giving a surprise gift to grandmother
Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease are often all too familiar with the complications experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, or even walk into another… Read More
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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
pondering senior man
The complex steps needed to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can easily take transmitted specifics of the environment all around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, experiences,… Read More
senior couple driving vintage car
Have you ever experienced that jolt of a distant memory that suddenly pops to the forefront of your mind, perhaps through a song, a scent, an image from the past? For those with Alzheimer’s disease, the strength of long-term memory… Read More
Elderly man talking with doctor at home
“There is a dog in my closet! I hear it growling the entire night. We need to track down its owner!” Hearing an older loved one voice worries like this that you are aware to be false is unsettling –… Read More
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The Alzheimer’s Association has issued its 2019 Facts and Figures Report, and with a full 5.8 million Americans presently diagnosed with the disease – and one out of every ten older individuals – it is important for all of us… Read More