Posted by Monica Heltemes on 8/4/2014
Taking a vacation may seem out of the question for caregivers of people with dementia. True, vacations will likely not be the same as they were before. But a successful vacation is possible with the right mindset and some planning.
Caregivers of a person with dementia see their loved one's personality change. Is the person truly being "lost" or is he or she still there? Alzheimer's patient, author, and advocate Richard Taylor shares his very important thoughts on this topic.
A recent visit to the local strawberry patch with my three daughters prompted my thinking about an easy strawberry dessert recipe that could be completed by people with dementia.
One word is all that is needed, but it is one that bears repeating. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
People with dementia can have trouble with their communication, losing their train of thought. It can be uncomfortable for all involved. But there are some things you can do to make conversations more successful.
There are great opportunities to enjoy wildlife in the great outdoors with a person with Alzheimer's disease, with little to no cost or preparation.
Understanding the term dementia and how it relates to Alzheimer's or other conditions is an important step to understanding this condition.
According to research, keeping people with dementia active can maintain their abilities and may be as effective, if not more, as medications. How can you keep the person with dementia involved in 'doing things'?
Thanks Maya Angelou for all your insightful and wise words, including this powerful statement for all people living with dementia.
"Everyday we must cultivate joy" is the philosophy at this Dementia Care Home in Australia. Watch this amazing video to find how they use activities and more to give the residents purpose and a sense of belonging.