Dementia Support During COVID-19: Challenges and Solutions

July 14, 2020

Loneliness. Confusion. Isolation. These feelings are getting to be common for a number of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, but once you factor in the element of Alzheimer’s, the challenges and frustrations are elevated to an entirely new level, especially for family caregivers providing dementia support. [Read More...]

Help for This Common Dementia-Related Behavior: Rummaging

June 24, 2020

Searching through cardboard boxes, cabinets, and closets, pulling out assorted items from drawers, and searching repetitively through many different items could be frustrating for anyone providing care for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s, but in reality, these dementia-related behaviors are fulfilling an objective. [Read More...]

Dealing with Dementia Agitation? Try These Strategies to Restore Calm

February 19, 2020

Agitation is one of the more challenging hurdles to overcome when dealing with dementia, and can be exceedingly frustrating for family members to manage. One of the keys is in taking steps to handle agitation before it is felt and conveyed by the older adult, which involves keeping tabs on what has triggered these feelings in the past, and creating a home environment in which those stimulants are eliminated or minimized. [Read More...]

The Connection Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Vision and How to Help

February 12, 2020

The complicated steps required to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can take transmitted information on the environment around us, interpret that information based on input from other senses, memories, and thoughts, and then create an understanding of the information to make us aware of what we are seeing. [Read More...]

Top 3 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

November 19, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s can help in determining whether or not it is necessary to consult with a qualified physician. Here are the top 3 warning signs of Alzheimer’s. 1. Short-term memory loss Someone suffering from Alzheimer’s may have a difficult time remembering information that was just given to them. [Read More...]