Jul 28, 2016

5 Ways to Redirect Someone With Alzheimer's

Redirection is a handy all-purpose tool for responding to many of the bothersome, inappropriate, or potentially unsafe behaviors of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

How do you redirect a person living with Alzheimer's or dementia? | Alzheimer's Reading Room
By Paula Spencer Scott
Alzheimer's Reading Room

To redirect means to help the person move toward feeling better and acting more constructively — literally, to change the direction of things.

So how do you do it?

Jul 27, 2016

11 Ways to Safe Guard Your Home For Dementia Patients

Preparing your home to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia can be difficult.

11 ways to safe quard you home for a person living with Alzheimers
By Carole B. Larkin
Alzheimer's Reading Room

For many people, their home represents their life accomplishments; this is especially true for individuals diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

Dementia Patients Want to Go Home, or Do They?

Do Alzheimer's patients want to go home? Or are they longing for a time and place when they were safe and secure and knew every one's name and face?

Alzheimer's and dementia patients want to go home to a safe secure place.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

In the comments section under the article, Is Alzheimer's World an Irrational Place?, our reader Sue asked:
My mother is 89 years old and she has moderate to severe dementia. She currently lives in a CCRC but everyday she will tell people that she wants to move back to her home state where she lived for some 60 years. What is the best way to handle this... it is so sad to hear.

Water is Invisible and Disconcerting to Dementia Patients

Alzheimer's Patient Remembers 1922, But Not What She Had Just Eaten

Alzheimer's Patients can remember.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

What they remember is stored in their brain before the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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