Lifestyle Changes That Benefit People Living with Dementia

Lifestyle changes have the potential to exert a positive influence on individuals living with dementia, offering a range of benefits that contribute to their overall well-being. While these changes may not reverse the progression of dementia, they can help manage symptoms, improve quality of life, and potentially slow down cognitive decline. By embracing healthy habits and engaging in activities that promote physical, mental, and social well-being, individuals with dementia can experience enhanced cognitive function, increased social connection, improved mood, and a greater sense of purpose. The power of lifestyle changes lies in their ability to optimize the environment, support brain health, and foster a holistic approach to care, enabling individuals living with dementia to lead fulfilling lives to the best of their abilities.

By |2023-05-24T23:39:10-04:00May 24th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

How To Manage Wandering Behavior In Someone with Dementia?

Wandering is a common and concerning behavior observed in individuals living with dementia. Wandering can take various forms, such as aimless pacing, walking around the house or neighborhood, or even attempting to leave familiar surroundings. While wandering can be distressing for the person with dementia and their caregivers, it is essential to understand that it is often a symptom of the underlying cognitive and behavioral changes associated with the disease.

By |2023-05-22T21:49:32-04:00May 22nd, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

What To Know When Caregiving For A Spouse

Has your loved one received a diagnosis that will impact their ability to care for themselves over time?  Caregiving for a spouse can take many forms, depending on the needs of the individual and the nature of their medical condition.  You probably have many questions, and we know those questions will grow every time your loved one's needs progress. 

By |2023-04-04T19:45:50-04:00April 4th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke|Comments Off on What To Know When Caregiving For A Spouse

How To Choose The Right Type of Caregiving

Are you thinking of becoming a caregiver or have a spouse that was recently diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's? It's essential to understand the different types of caregiving so you can make the "next best decision" as your loved one's illness progresses. There are different types of caregiving, and they vary based on the type of care provided and the person receiving care.

By |2023-03-27T20:39:11-04:00March 27th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Type of Caregiving

Where To Start with Dementia Caregiving

Was your loved one recently diagnosed with a form of dementia? People with dementia are typically diagnosed in stage four. People in stage four have clear, visible signs of cognitive impairment and exhibit personality changes. I'm sure you notice symptoms well before a diagnosis. While doctor intervention can increase resources, validation, and support, the new journey can overwhelm many family caregivers. Dementia caregiving can be challenging and emotionally demanding, and all your feelings and concerns are valid.

By |2023-03-21T20:42:28-04:00March 21st, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Where To Start with Dementia Caregiving

Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article suggests ways to help you prepare and tips for making your visit to the emergency room or hospital easier.

By |2023-03-14T22:43:25-04:00March 14th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Why Family Caregivers Should Trust Their Instincts

Family caregivers know their loved one best. When you believe something is wrong, trust your instincts! If you suspect a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's is ill or acting unusual, contact their doctor and communicate with home health care nurses.

By |2023-02-24T21:50:23-05:00February 24th, 2023|Caregivers|Comments Off on Why Family Caregivers Should Trust Their Instincts

Caregiver Home Safety Checklist

Falls are the leading cause of death, injury, and hospital admissions among the elderly. The CDC reports that one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls annually. Of the 36 million falls that happen annually in this age group, more than 8 million result in a broken hip or head trauma.

By |2023-01-13T21:17:13-05:00January 13th, 2023|Caregivers|Comments Off on Caregiver Home Safety Checklist

How To Handle Challenging Dementia Behavior

One of the biggest struggles of dementia caregiving is challenging behavior.  The most common advice is, "Don't take it personally." And while this advice is correct, it is understandably tough when it is your loved one or spouse.

By |2023-01-06T17:59:17-05:00January 5th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Handle Challenging Dementia Behavior
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