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A Perfect Day
With dementia, the memories may not stick anymore, but the feelings and emotions attached to them still linger.

Life as a Caregiver

Wise Words from Mum on Living with Dementia
Mum has been steadily declining and is struggling with how to enjoy life despite her growing limitations. Depression and dementia go hand in hand, it seems.

Writing and Caregiving: A Cathartic Combination
While many family caregivers might consider writing about their experiences to be a chore, there is something especially therapeutic about putting things down on paper and punching words out on a keyboard.

A Caregiver’s Tips: Taking a Vacation When Your Loved One Has Dementia
I was excited for our trip, but as our departure date got closer, I became increasingly worried about spending the time away. Based on the success of our experience, I came up with five tips for dementia caregivers who are planning a holiday.

Patient Perspectives

Caregivers, Take Care of Yourselves at All Costs
As a dementia patient, I see how much my wife handles on a daily basis. Caregivers like her are far from invincible, though, and it’s important for the entire family to recognize this and make respite time a regular occurrence.
Caregivers Are Only Human
Dementia-related behaviors can wear on even the most level-headed caregiver. Instead of feeling guilty after lashing out, be honest with yourself and do whatever it takes to ensure it won’t happen again.
Inform the Authorities of Your Loved One's Dementia
Alzheimer's and dementia often cause difficult behavioral changes that can easily become dangerous for both patients and their caregivers. Notifying the local police and EMS of your loved one's condition can help them better handle potential emergencies.

Timely Topics

Talking About Death and Dying Is Good for Us
People once avoided certain topics, like being gay or alcoholic. These days, people avoid talking about death and dying, but that's slowly changing too. Here is why those discussions are so important to individual patients, their families and friends.

Be Grateful this Holiday Season
The holidays are a busy and emotional time, but with a few simple organizational tips and reminders to be appreciative for all that you have, you can have a happy and meaningful season.

As I Approach 70...
If I ever needed a sense of humor and adventure, it is now! I am reinventing my life yet again, which is both exciting and perplexing at times. But, it is important to remember that it's never too late to shake things up and find happiness.

Products and Services

New Gadget May Provide Answers for Dementia Patients
Amazon's latest interactive electronic device may help dementia patients with some of their confusion and keep them engaged. This gadget may also help caregivers manage repetitive dementia behaviors and stay organized.

A European Device that Could Help Older Americans in the Bathroom
I was so happy with the hygiene devices I experienced during a recent trip to Europe that I installed them in my own bathrooms.

The Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
Since cell phones are used for so much more than making calls now, it is important to consider what features and functions a senior will actually use and find a plan that won’t break the bank.







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