How can you best respond to behavior changes and better manage a loved one with dementia whose thinking is also changing? Here are nine tips that will help.
As our loved ones age, there are strategies they can implement to nurture a stronger memory. Lifestyle and daily habits have a huge impact on brain health and cognitive well-being as well as memory. A lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, lack of exercise can all hinder the functioning of a healthy brain. Nutrition & [...]
An estimated sixteen million Americans are living with some form of cognitive impairment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of people age sixty-five and older projected to have Alzheimer’s in 2050 is expected to swell from the current five million to thirteen million. Implementing the strategies below can help your [...]
What is sundowning? Sundowning is one symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It is also known as late-day confusion. If your loved one has dementia, his or her agitation and confusion may get worse in the late afternoon or evening. 1. Stick to a routine Dementia could make it hard to develop [...]
As your loved ones get older, remaining physically active could become difficult. It feels as though it takes a greater toll on their bodies. This is precisely the reason as to why it’s so important for seniors to continue exercising. There are a lot of benefits to staying physically active as your loved one ages. [...]
There is no doubt that watching your loved ones struggle with dementia can be difficult. Dementia can cause anger and frustration as seemingly simple tasks become immense challenges. While there is no cure for dementia, there is new technology that can help make the day to day life of living with dementia a little bit [...]
While some Alzheimer’s patients are more lucid than others, communicating with anyone with Alzheimer’s requires a certain amount of knowledge, patience, and acceptance. By knowing certain tricks and tips that make this communication easier on both parties, you can learn how to successfully communicate with an Alzheimer’s patient. Read the following five tips for help [...]