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Weighing Home Care Against Nursing Homes

 

The decision to care for your loved one at home or enroll them in a nursing home can be a difficult one to make. Here’s some key things you might want to consider.

While those with mild dementia are perfectly capable of living independent lives, the support they need from their caregivers will increase as the condition progresses.… Read the rest

Juggling Family, Career, And Caregiving

 

Balancing your time between work, caregiving, and family is becoming more commonplace with higher life expectancies and the increase in dementia. The trick to managing this juggling act often boils down to reaching out and getting help.

As the ageing population grows, there will be an increase in younger adults having to juggle caring for their elderly parents, their career, perhaps even while raising their own family.… Read the rest

Helpful Gifts For Those With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

 

It can seem difficult to find appropriate gifts for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Here are some ideas to help you figure out what will gifts will be helpful and enjoyable to your loved ones.

With the festive season around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan out the gifts that you can give your loved ones.… Read the rest

Four Ways To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

 

Caregiving is rewarding, but can also be a stressful experience. It’s important to take care of yourself to avoid feeling burned out by the challenges you deal with.

 

Caregiving is by no means an easy task, especially if you’re the primary caregiver of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.… Read the rest

Tackling Dementia-related Sleep Problems

 

We have all been there before: we are all more prone to grouchiness, irritability, and emotional instability when we lack sleep. In today’s fast paced society, sleep – specifically quality, restful sleep – is almost a luxury few can afford, and sleep deprivation has found its ways to affect our lives to varying degrees.

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Handling Dementia Denial

 

It can be difficult to accept a dementia diagnosis, and understanding the reason behind the denial is important to coming up with strategies to help your loved one.

 

Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be harrowing—it’s normal for the person who has been diagnosed to feel a range of negative emotions, from sadness to frustration, or even outright denial.… Read the rest

Defusing a heated situation

 

Dealing with anger and aggression when caring for our loved ones can be difficult, but understanding how to react correctly can help prevent a fallout.

Caring for our loved ones with dementia can be challenging, especially at times when they respond with harsh words or physical violence.… Read the rest

Incontinence In Dementia

 

There is no rest for caregiving – especially when it comes to taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias – and you would have dealt with a whole spectrum of symptoms and behaviours that stem from the condition.

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