caregiver comforting senior woman
Even when confusion and memory loss escalate throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s, there is a fascinating and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Formerly coined “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It represents an unexpected, short-term return of… Read More
senior person holding hands
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More
memory book
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion… Read More
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
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
Forgetful Senior Man With Dementia Looking In Cupboard At Home
Digging through boxes, cabinets, and closets, taking out odds and ends from drawers, and sorting repetitively through a variety of items might be frustrating for the people providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. However, these actions have purpose.… 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
Close Up Of Senior Woman With String Tied Around Finger As Reminder
While dementia takes the spotlight in diagnoses for older adults struggling with confusion, forgetfulness, and disorientation, there’s another condition that is widely prevalent, produces similar symptoms, and most importantly, is curable: delirium. In fact, as many as ¾ of seniors … Read More