May 22, 2017

How to Understand and Foster Self Esteem in People Living with Dementia

Self esteem relates to confidence in one's own worth or abilities.


Self-esteem is defined as a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.

By Marie Marley and Teepa Snow
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Self-esteem is defined as “a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.”

Synonyms include:

self-respect, self-regard, pride, dignity, morale, self-confidence, and self-assurance.



May 20, 2017

7 Ways to Cope with Dementia Patient Agitation, Aggression, and Meanness

Studies indicate that agitation or aggression is seen in up to 80 percent of Alzheimer's patients.


Agitation or aggression can lead to an Alzheimer's patient being placed in a nursing home, or a memory care facility.

I think about Alzheimer's, dementia, agitation, and meanness all the time. Why?

Agitation or aggression can lead to an Alzheimer's patient being placed in a nursing home, or a memory care facility.



Alzheimer's Care Why are the Little Things Bothering You?

Why do persons with Alzheimer's act so odd? Why are the behaviors so disconcerting and unsettling to us?


Alzheimer's care and dementia care disconcerting behaviors of dementia patients.


Does the Combination of Aricept and Namenda Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

"The results of this study should change the way we treat patients with Alzheimer's disease. Cholinesterase inhibitors are approved for use in mild to moderate dementia, while memantine has been approved for advanced dementia. But it looks like there is an advantage in prescribing both drugs (Aricept and Namenda) as initial treatment."--John Growdon, MD


Namenda and Aricept a combination treatment for Alzheimers and Dementia
After reading a research study indicating that the combination of Aricept and Namenda might help slow the rate of decline in Alzheimer's patients, I immediately scheduled an appointment with our doctor to discuss this information.


Our doctor was familiar with the research, and he agree to put my mother on Namenda in a combination with Aricept.

It is my belief that the combination of Aricept and Namenda helped slow the progression of Alzheimer's in my mother. We were fortunate, and my mother did not suffer any side effects as the result of the addition of Namenda in her drug regimen.