Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other kind of dementia requires empathy, creativity, and patience, the capacity to step outside of your own
Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Every one of these feelings can cycle through the heart of those providing care for dementia patients who demonstrate disinhibited behaviors,
Dementia and confusion usually go hand in hand, and can lead to recent memories being forgotten or altered, while those from the more remote past
“Why would you think I have dementia? There is not a single thing wrong with me!” If a loved one with Alzheimer’s communicates beliefs like this,
As our older loved ones advance through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, their ability to remain interested in everyday activities
Providing care for a senior loved one with dementia can be complex in the best of scenarios; mix in a worldwide pandemic, social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE),
Looking after someone with dementia is nothing to laugh about. Nonetheless, research has shown there are benefits for including laughter in a dementia care plan.