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...]

Ten Real-Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

April 12, 2017

As caregivers, we often use intuition to help us decide what to do. No one ever gave us lessons on how to relate to someone with memory loss. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counterintuitive; i.e., often the right thing to do is exactly opposite that which seems like the right thing to do. [Read More...]

How to Identify Alzheimer’s Disease

December 5, 2016

Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain which causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and skills of reasoning. Every individual may experience differing symptoms in varying degrees, but there are 10 warning signs that should be noted in any case. [Read More...]