Oct 26, 2016

Alzheimer's Care A Marriage to Remember

It takes a family to deliver loving dementia care and Alzheimer's care.
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I watched the video below for the first time a couple of years ago.

I found it really moving and touching.

I think the video shows Alzheimer's is real, and it is real to family caregivers that have to deal with the disease. It seemed to me that the video put a face on Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Empathy, Compassion and Joy in Alzheimer's Care

Oct 25, 2016

Rewiring My Brain and Stepping into Alzheimer's World

Once you start to understand how things work in Alzheimer's World - you get calm and comfortable.

How to use you brain for more effective Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory care.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Once you get calm and comfortable you give off a better "vibe" to someone that has Alzheimer's.

Over time as you learn how to understand, cope and communicate with a person living with dementia you will find that instead of being at odds most of time you begin to relate better to each other. Once you start to relate to each other you find that it is much easier to operate in a world filled with Alzheimer's disease.

The key word here is relate.

How to relate to an Alzheimer's Patient

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?

Embracing the Reality of a Person Living with Dementia

If there's one is one lesson that you can walk away with today after reading this article, it is this phrase:

Learning how to embrace reality in dementia care and Alzheimer's care facilities.
By Rachael Wonderlin
Alzheimer's Reading Room

“Embrace his or her reality.”

I once overheard a nurse arguing with a man who had dementia.