Caregivers are wise to observe the scout’s motto: “be prepared” as they embark on the journey of full-time care of a loved one. There are important considerations when caring for a parent with dementia at home.
First and foremost, you must educate yourself, the parent with the dementia diagnosis,
Author: Jen Davis | Posted in: Dementia Care
Whether you’re caring for someone with dementia and memory care issues or you’ve been afflicted with them yourself, it’s critical for you to understand that this is one journey you do not have to take alone.
According to one recent study conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, the total number of people in Massachusetts living with these conditions rose to 120,000 in 2016.
Author: Jen Davis | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia treatment, resources
For seniors, experiencing surgery always includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a significant number of seniors following surgery that people all need to be aware of: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD takes place in more than 25% of seniors during the days after non-cardiac surgery, and can present with a variety of symptoms,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia causes, Senior Health Care
It can be a little intimidating to know exactly what to say and how to act when spending time with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. And, sadly, because of some of the inherent facets of the disease, many times family and friends feel so uncomfortable that they avoid visiting the person at all.
Author: Terry Marhoffer | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: Caregiver Tips, communiation
“I don’t have dementia There is nothing wrong with me!”
If you have ever heard a loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or perhaps a similar sentiment, you may have believed the person was just in denial and unwilling to accept a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia treatment, Senior Health Care
When it comes to caregiving for a loved one with dementia, it sure would be nice to have a handbook with all the answers, rather than learning through a hit or miss type of approach. The different phases of the disease that have to be worked through cause it to become even more tricky;
Author: Jen Davis | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: Caregiver Tips, dementia treatment
Mom appears to be a tad perplexed lately. The other day, she mistakenly used salt in place of sugar in her well known chocolate chip cookie recipe. She called the cat by my brother’s name. And she mislaid her handbag, to discover it in the medicine cabinet. Is it possible she’s developing Alzheimer’s disease or a different type of dementia?
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia symptoms, medical treatment