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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 experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.

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.

Temper tantrums aren't reserved for toddlers. Unfortunately they can occur at any time in life, even among the elderly. Learn what's behind them and what you can do about it.

Seniors may frequently doze off during the day in order to compensate for lost sleep at night. This is normal, but if your loved one spends most of their time snoozing instead of engaging in life, it could point to a larger problem.

The mental changes that accompany Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can dramatically alter a person's capacity for communication. Here are ten tips to for talking with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease.

Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior are the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

If a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems or changes in behavior, what tests should be run to either confirm or rule out dementia?

The signs and symptoms of dementia vary from person to person, but certain behaviors are common indicators of increasing cognitive difficulties. Look for these red flags to determine if a loved one should seek a comprehensive medical exam.

Your aging parents think they can still take care of themselves, but if you’re noticing any of these red flags, it is time to consider in-home care.

Why do elders complain so much when caregivers are working hard to make their lives easier? Some seniors are chronic complainers, but it's important for a family caregiver to understand there are some valid sources of negativity in aging adults.

Does your elderly loved one have dementia, or it is it just old age? Here are some dementia signs and symptoms to look for.

Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.