All posts within: Alzheimer's - Dementia

Aug
14

senior sleep disordersTossing and turning, overthinking and worrying are all too common in older adults who struggle with falling - and staying - asleep. Except for feeling a little foggy the following morning, however, along with feeling the need for an afternoon snooze to catch up on lost sleep, the actual repercussions have seemed negligible. That is, until research recently suggested a potential link between senior… read more


Posted August 14, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 

Jul
10

dementia care tips"Home is where the heart is;" but what if the person you love has dementia and says, "I want to go home" when he or she is already home? When you are providing care for a loved one with dementia, unfortunately this discussion can be a common occurrence. And the uncertainty and grief-stricken yearning being expressed are nothing less than heartbreaking - and, if we’re honest,… read more


Posted July 10, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Family Caregiving

 

Jun
07

dementiaBringing up the topic of "dementia" at your next summer pool party is a surefire way to turn a festive atmosphere into a subdued atmosphere. Whether you've witnessed it firsthand or know only about this disease through what you've read, typically the experience has involved negative connotations. And because there is still not yet a cure, it’s only natural that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in a… read more


Posted June 07, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia

 

Apr
13

sundowning tipsOftentimes at the end of a day caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's, instead of the stress winding down, it can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Frustrations worsen as family members try to help keep the elderly adult comfortable and safe, while attempting to get some… read more


Posted April 13, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 

Mar
07

dementia careWouldn't it be nice if there was a guidebook that provided all the answers to dementia care, rather than the guessing game so many of us are dealing with? The various periods of the disease that have to be worked through cause it to become increasingly complicated; as soon as we begin to feel moderately adept at handling one phase, we’re on to the… read more


Posted March 07, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Caregiver Health

 

 

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