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After reading, 16 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food, a reader wondered if the author actually took care of someone living with dementia.
I took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years. I was with her for 3,112 days.
My mom went to Heaven on May 25, 2012. She was right here at home.
I decided to bring up a list of a few articles I wrote as a result of my Alzheimer's care experience with my mom. I hope you find these useful in your own memory care experience.
The person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia cannot live without you. Without you they become confused, worried, and experience an enormous amount of angst. You are their connection to the world. Without you they become lost.
Does face to face conversation have a positive effect on attitude and behavior among the elderly and persons living with dementia?
Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face are how to cope and communicate with someone living with dementia.
How to Get Answers To Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia
My mother was deeply forgetful and living with Alzheimer's. She did not seem to know or understand that she could no longer live or operate on her own.
I learned that people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are not the enemy, they are our loved one's.
Once you accept and understand Alzheimer's - the environment changes. Everything slows down. You slow down. Instead of feeling chaos and stress, you start to feel comfortable. Normal actually.
“There is a difference between success and purposefulness. Success is what happens to you. Purpose is what happens through you. Meaningfulness is what you give away to others.”
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR).
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Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.
Dementia causes the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning. Dementia interferes with a person’s daily life and activities.
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