April 29, 2016

Dotty Talks with Parrot Ignores Me and Does the "YouWho"

Do you know about Harvey the greatest Alzheimer's caregiver tool of them all?

A window into the life of an Alzheimer's caregiver | Alzheimer's Reading Room

If not you should.

Harvey became Dotty's best friend, kept her socialized, kept her company, and kept her talking all the way until the end.

Every caregiver should have a Harvey. I mean everyone.

April 28, 2016

4 Lessons I Learned About Alzheimer's Caregiving

I learned that people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are not the enemy, they are our loved one's.

I know how caregivers feel | Alzheimer's Reading Room

My name is Bob DeMarco. I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. I took care of my mother for 8 and a half years (3,112 days)  until the day she went to Heaven on May 25, 2012. I know how you feel.

I understand how you might be feeling each day. I understand because I lived it myself.

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April 27, 2016

Reader Asks About Pain Management for a Dementia Patient

I was wondering if you had any resources or information that is credible on pain management in dementia patients.

Pain Management for Dementia Patients | Alzheimer's Reading Room

We just found out my Mom has cancer and is terrible pain. I suspect Hospice will be involved soon but until then they aren't giving her anything except Tylenol and I can't bear to watch the pain.

Searching the web is like an endless confusing pit. I appreciate any insight you might have.

April 26, 2016

Alzheimer's Caregiver Life Are You Sick and Tired of the Way Things Are?

It isn't easy being an Alzheimer's caregiver. Caregiver Life can improve once you learn how to identify unsettling behaviors and change them.

Alzheimer's and dementia patients are often forgetful.

While it is not commonly understood Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers often experience the same or similar problems.

There are effective and easy to solutions to the problems we face. But, before you can become a problem solver, you must first learn how to recognize your problems.