Alzheimer's & Dementia Articles
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for dealing with confusion and frustration when providing care for a loved one with dementia.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for handling a dementia patient’s fluctuating levels of awareness of their condition.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled some of our users’ best ideas for enabling a dementia patient to participate and contribute in spite of their increasing difficulties.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled some of our users’ best ideas for communicating with a loved one who is struggling to understand their cognitive impairment.
There are many reasons why patients never receive an official diagnosis. A loved one may refuse to go to the doctor or their family may blame old age for their forgetfulness, but letting cognitive issues go unchecked can have devastating consequences.
It is impossible for one person to keep tabs on a dementia patient 24/7/365—especially if they are prone to wandering. See what products and creative solutions seasoned caregivers have used to keep their loved ones safe, calm and supervised.
It can be difficult to distinguish helpful possibilities from hyped up "remedies" and expensive "cures." Know what to look for in an alternative treatment and how to decide if it's right for your loved one.
Many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia seem oblivious to the fact that they are cognitively impaired. This may appear to be a clear case of self-denial, but it’s actually far more complicated.
People with Alzheimer's and dementia often experience difficulty with recalling the names and faces of their family, friends, and professional care team. In some cases, though, all they need is a little help to mentally connect the dots.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for hobbies and activities for seniors with dementia.
A dementia patient's unique perspective can help family members and caregivers ensure that they are doing all they can to address their loved one's needs. Use these eight simple requests to guide you in your journey as a dementia caregiver.
Life expectancy is difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint for a patient affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, but it is important to know when it is time to elect comfort measures to ensure a loved one doesn't suffer needlessly.
While searching for ways to calm the frustrating symptoms of Sundown syndrome, it’s important to remain as flexible and open-minded as possible. Discover tips to minimize confusion and agitation and make evenings more relaxed for everyone.
Visual cues help us all throughout our lives, whether we realize it or not. Utilizing these cues both inside and outside the home can increase a loved one's quality of life and ability to function safely and independently.
Caregiver-patient relationships are complex, especially if Alzheimer's or dementia is a part of the equation. However, some patients also exhibit capgras syndrome, where they are under the delusion that a loved one has been replaced with an impostor.
Certain songs and melodies can have surprising effects on individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. Exposing your loved one to musical therapy or recreational activities can jog their memory and be especially enjoyable for them in facilities and at home.
Actress and screenwriter Lauren Miller Rogen discusses how her experiences with Alzheimer's inspired her to help create a one of a kind initiative to support families and young people affected by this disease.
Although family members are hesitant and even resistant to placing their loved one with dementia in adult day care or an assisted living facility, these settings offer plenty of engaging and useful activities that can enhance their quality of life.
Loved ones with Alzheimer's and other dementias face a grave threat to their identity. How do you protect who someone is when they cannot remember close family members, milestones, likes and dislikes? A few tips, ample patience and compassion can help.
Memory care facilities provide increased levels of care and safety for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. This list of core concerns can help you efficiently evaluate each facility you consider.