Jan 25, 2016

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

While caring for my mother, Dotty, I learned that new problems crop up all the time as dementia patients move through the stages of Alzheimer's.

I learned that new problems crop up all the time as dementia patients move through the stages of Alzheimer's.


At times the problems seem overwhelming and the solutions to the problems are often difficult to find.


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By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I learned while caring for my mother for eight and a half years that there are solutions to almost any problem you might face. I also learned here in the Alzheimer's Reading Room that many of the problems that seem so difficult to solve are common to most of us.

The sooner you find a solution to a specific problem the sooner you can move on to the next problem. Yes, I learned the problems are never ending.

1. Custom Search - How to Get a Dementia Patient to Do What You Want Them to Do


In this Google custom search you will find articles that will help you learn how to solve problems like:

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

2. How to Get An Alzheimer's Patient to Take a Shower

3. Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food

4. How to Listen to an Alzheimer's Patient

5. And, How to Communicate

and more.

I am going to include an additional custom search in this article because I really think it is important to understand Hospice care and Palliative care. It is best to get on top of these issues well in advance. I say this because when the time comes it is likely that you are going to be overwhelmed.


2. Custom Search - The Role of Hospice in Alzheimer's


In this Google custom search you will find articles that address issues like:

1. Dementia Care and End of Life Issues

2. Palliative Care Is Not Hospice

3. My Hospice Care Decision for Dotty

4. How Did You Know It Was Time for Hospice?

5. The Role of Palliative Care and Artificial Feeding in Dementia Care

and more.

All of the available information we have here was from my own first hand experience in dealing with a person living with dementia - my mom. In addition, you will find articles and information from dementia professionals who have dealt with many of these problems directly and for many years.

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR).

The Alzheimer's Reading Room contains more than 5,000 articles and has been published daily since July, 2009. 


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