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Strategies to Help Deal with Wandering

 

Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her night gown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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Coping With Hallucinations

 

In the process of caring for your loved one with dementia, you may have come across times when she says that she just saw her dead husband walk pass the window, or shout at non-existent bugs crawling on the floor.

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Uncovering The Facts Of Vascular Dementia

 

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Here are the facts that you should know about this form of dementia.

There are many different forms of dementia, with vascular dementia being second to Alzheimer’s disease in terms of prevalence.… Read the rest

End-of-life Care For Dementia

 

Death might be inevitable but witnessing it is still a harrowing experience. As caregivers, knowing what lies ahead can make it easier for both you and your loved ones.

Watching your loved one deteriorate because of dementia is difficult. End-stage dementia can be even more traumatic to witness.… Read the rest

Dementia, Pet Care and You

 

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it shouldn’t mean that they have to give up their beloved pets. There are ways to integrate them to ensure they remain lifelong well-loved members of the family.

 

Pets are a lifetime commitment, but it is understandable that most of us would wonder if a person with dementia is able to continue looking after their pet.… Read the rest

5 Conversation Starters When Talking to Someone with Dementia

 

What should I talk to them about? Will I make them even more frustrated if they can’t remember? These are some of the questions that come to mind when we think of talking to someone living with dementia. Especially as their condition progresses, it may be even harder to communicate with them but it is not an impossible task.

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Non-drug Approaches To Tackle Dementia

 

When it comes to dealing with almost any kind of illness or disease, medical intervention – specifically drugs and medicines – are what we often turn to first. For dementia, it is no different. A person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or any of the other less common dementias may ask questions like, “Is there any medicine I can take to feel better?” While there are currently no medicine that can either completely cure dementia or even delay its spread, treatments are in place to help alleviate some of the symptoms brought about by dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease.

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5 Essential Books On Alzheimer’s

 

An Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can be frightening and initially overwhelming. The first step toward taking control of your life is to learn and understand the disease as much as you can. Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, the best resources you can get your hands on are books.

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Walk Your Brain

 

A pill that cures dementia doesn’t exist yet, but there’s something available right now that can protect the mind: exercise. It’s a well-established fact that physical exercise is the cornerstone of healthy living. Not only does it contribute to general fitness, it helps muscle control and coordination, and improves overall well-being.

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5 New Year Resolutions For Caregivers

 

For many of us, a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. But for a caregiver who bears the noble yet heavy responsibility of looking after a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, the start of a new year brings about an opportunity to alleviate feelings of burnout and set goals to achieve a much-needed balance in life.

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