Mar 10, 2016

Alzheimer's Dementia Care by Day and Night

Advice that works for Alzheimer's caregivers, dementia care and dementia professionals.

Alzheimer's Reading Room Advice that works for Alzheimer's caregivers

1. Custom Search - What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Learn more about Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory tests.

2. Custom Search - Dementia Care

Learn more about the role of reassurance, end of life issues, and dementia care.

3. Custom Search - The Secret of Getting a Person Living with Alzheimer's to Take Shower

Learn more about how to get a person living with dementia to take a shower or bath; and, how to better understand your loved one.

4. Custom Search - Alzheimer's Communication Tip -- Touching Foreheads and Kindness

Learn about the importance of touch and tactile communication in dementia care; and, how to connect and communicate with a person living with Alzheimer's.

5.  Custom Search - Dementia Patient Wears the Same Clothes Over and Over

After he retired from his life of white shirts and ties, he wore a full rainbow of golf shirts and owned more cardigans than Mister Rogers. But if you'd met him late in his dementia, you'd invariably see him in a stained plaid shirt and baggy, wrinkled gray trousers -- day after day after day.

6. Custom Search - Dementia Patients Can Deceive Others to the Distress of Their Caregiver

One of the things that can be really hurtful to caregivers is the ability of their loved one living with dementia to change behavior like a chameleon changes colors. This can be embarrassing, frustrating, and disconcerting. Also read about how dementia can alter relationships in families.

7. Custom Search - Water is Invisible and Disconcerting to Dementia Patients

The simple fact is many Alzheimer's patients don't like water because they no longer perceive water in the way that you and I do.

8. Custom Search - 16 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food

Alzheimer's and dementia patients often eat less, and have difficulty eating, because of problems like chewing, swallowing or digesting food. What color is your plate?

9. Custom Search - 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. Have problems with the shower, or taking medication? Learn More.

10. Custom Search - 10 Tips for Caregivers

Problems communicating, issues with family? Get some of our best Alzheimer's caregiver tips.

If you are like most dementia caregivers you have problems. And, as Alzheimer's disease progresses new, different and more difficult problems. We have the solutions to many of these problems.