Feb 23, 2017

How to Get An Alzheimer's Patient to Take a Bath

Doctors recommend older adults shower or bathe a minimum of twice a week to reduce the chance of infection including urinary tract infection.


How do you get a dementia patient to bathe or shower?


By Carole B. Larkin
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Many Alzheimer's caregivers face this common problem, how do you get a dementia patient to bathe or shower?


How to Get a Dementia Patient to Cooperate

Feb 22, 2017

A Caregiver Must - Lend Your Brain to a Person Living with Dementia

Alzheimer's patients often forget how to perform normal tasks like taking a shower. For this reason alone - we must lend them our brain.


Alzheimer's robs the memory of a person living with dementia.

You have probably heard the saying - two heads are better than one.

Nothing could be more true when caring for someone living with dementia.


How To Get a Dementia Patient to Cooperate


How Does a Person Living with Dementia Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Interestingly, when we ask people who don’t have Alzheimer’s to tell us how they would begin a simple task, such as buttoning a shirt, or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we always, always, get different answers from different people.



What if you couldn’t remember how to button your shirt? When you stop and analyze this activity, it can become quite involved. There are many steps to buttoning a shirt.

What would the first one be?


Feb 21, 2017

The First Sign of Alzheimer's Short Term Memory Loss

Alzheimer's robs you of your memory, especially recent memories. What are the causes of memory loss in Alzheimer's and dementia?


Short term memory loss is hard to detect in the early stages of dementia

First, short term memory loss is hard to detect in the early stages of dementia.


Second, long term memory, memories of information stored long ago, still resides in the brain. 


If you try patiently you can still bring this information out, and it is sometimes fascinating.

What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia