Aug 25, 2016

The Unmet Needs of Dementia Patients and Caregivers

This Johns Hopkins study found that 99 percent of people with dementia, and 97 percent of caregivers have unmet needs.
Are you surprised?

The unmet needs of patients in Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and memory care
By Alzheimer's Reading Room

The findings below should be read by Alzheimer's caregivers and their families.

You might find them surprising and informative.

Aug 24, 2016

Last 25 Articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room

The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate and Empower the Alzheimer's community.

Last 25 Articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room

At its core the ARR is about helping Alzheimer's caregivers and families to better understand, cope, and communicate with persons living dementia.

Aug 23, 2016

Memory Care, A Good Place to Socialize

Socialization is a key component of excellent Alzheimer's care and effective dementia care.

Isolation and loneliness can lead to Alzheimer's caregiver depression and anxiety.

By Alzheimer's Reading Room

I wanted to bring this story to your attention because it highlights the importance and effectiveness of memory cafes; and, how they allow for both a person living with dementia and their caregiver to engage in much needed socialization.

Several studies have shown that dementia often leads to isolation for both the person living with dementia and their caregiver.

Feelings of isolation and loneliness often evolve into depression and greater anxiety.

Aug 22, 2016

How To Get an Alzheimer's Patient To Take Their Medication

The problem, how to get a person living with dementia to take their medication?

How to get a dementia patient to take their medication in a nursing home.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Getting a person living with dementia to take their medication is often difficult, and is a common problem that is faced by Alzheimer's caregivers.

This can be one of the most exasperating challenges that Alzheimer's caregivers, and dementia professionals working in memory care facilities face.

Like many, I faced this problem with my mother, Dotty, who lived with Alzheimer's disease.

How to Get a Dementia Patient to Do What You Want Them to Do

Over time, through trial and error, I finally learned an effective way to deal with this problem.