Handling Difficult Alzheimer’s Disease Behaviors

How To Deal With Challenging Behaviors That Can Come With Alzheimer’s Disease       Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can pose many challenges. Not only is it difficult to handle the emotions that go with seeing a loved one go through such a difficult disease, but there are several out of character behaviors ...

Wandering and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Knowing the Risks of Wandering and How to Protect Your Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease       If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you are probably familiar with “wandering.” Wandering is a persistent behavior where a person with Alzheimer’s disease moves around the environment with seemingly no purpose or awareness of ...

Dining with Dementia

How Caregivers Can Make Mealtime a Success     If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know that mealtimes can be challenging. Depending on the phase they are in, they can have problems remembering to eat or have problems swallowing. Caregivers need to find ways to manage their changing needs. ...

Communication Challenges with Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the language changes in Alzheimer’s disease and how caregivers can cope.       One of the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is effectively communicating with them. They may have difficulty expressing their needs or the caregiver may not know how to address their changing ability. Caregivers can also get annoyed ...

Promoting Independence with Someone with Dementia

How to Encourage a Person with Dementia to Continue Activities of Daily Living and Self Care     While it may seem like you are helping, it is important for caregivers to allow their caree the opportunity to perform as many activities of daily living as they can. Even with physical and cognitive decline, there ...

Activities for People with Dementia

    June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, so to honor those families affected by the diseases, I plan to share caregiving tips for those caring for someone with dementia more frequently this month.   With Alzheimer’s disease, once a skill is lost, it can’t be regained, so it is critical to keep your ...

Connecting with a Family Member with Dementia

How to ensure you are still a loved one and not just the caregiver. I have worked with many dementia and Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families and while I truly enjoyed the experience, I saw how challenging it was for their family members. It can be so difficult to watch a once vibrant, smart, ...