Sep 28, 2016

Should you correct someone living with dementia?

Let me ask you how you would feel if I constantly corrected you? Would you feel ashamed or embarrassed?

Alzheimer's care, Dementia care, should you correct someone living with dementia?
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's caregivers often have a problem accepting that a person living with dementia does not remember.

How to talk and communicate with dementia patients

Communicating in Alzheimer's World

In order to begin the process of dealing with communication in a world filled with Alzheimer's you first need to make a simple important decision

Alzheimer's care, why not enter the reality of a dementia patient.

-- you want to decrease both your stress as caregiver, and the stress of the person living with Alzheimer's disease.

Sep 26, 2016

Public Attitudes About Dementia Patients

There appeared to be a general acceptance that once a person is diagnosis with dementia they are viewed negatively in society.

Dementia care attitudes toward dementia patients.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Around one half of respondents agreed as soon as someone is diagnosed with dementia, they are not treated like a thinking human being anymore.

Sep 25, 2016

The Connection Between UTI, Dementia and Memory Loss

Researchers have found a link between common infections, such as a cold, stomach bug or urine infection and an increase in inflammation like reactions in the brain which can exacerbate dementia symptoms. Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections.

The role of UTI in Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and memory care.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Urinary tract infections are particularly worrisome, and they should be to most Alzheimer's caregivers. There is a growing body of scientific evidence indicating that infections can hasten memory loss in persons suffering from Alzheimer's.

Years ago, before we discovered that my mother was likely suffering from a series of rolling urinary tract infections, my mother woke up one morning and seemed to be completely disoriented. Obviously, this was disconcerting to me.

The Connection Between UTI and Worsening Dementia