Showing posts with label alzheimer's caregiving tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alzheimer's caregiving tips. Show all posts

Mar 21, 2017

25 Tips for Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

25 Tips for Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver is designed to help caregivers survive while performing the arduous tasks they face each day; and, to help caregivers avoid some of the negative health effects that are often associated with stressful caregiving.


These 25 helpful tips are designed to help Alzheimer's caregivers and those working in dementia care.

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are more than 15 million people serving as caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s.

The Family Caregiver Alliance states that caregivers are at increased risk for declines in physical and mental health.

Furthermore, the Alliance states that women experience worse health effects than men.


Aug 22, 2016

2 Nonverbal Communications Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Are you having difficulty understanding, coping and communicating with a person living with dementia? Try these 2 nonverbal communication tips.


Are you having difficulty understanding, coping and communicating with a person living with dementia? Try these 2 nonverbal communication tips.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

It isn't easy to learn how persons living with Alzheimer's think, feel, and act; and, why they do what they do.


This is understandable. No one taught us how to do it, and we are not prepared in life to deal with behaviors that are caused by brain disorders.

When a person living with dementia changes the way they communicate with us most of us become what can best be called discombobulated.

Aug 2, 2016

Sep 13, 2014

Mean Dementia Patient, Challenging Dementia Patient

People with dementia may sometimes behave aggressively or in a mean spirited way. This can be very distressing and disconcerting for the dementia caregiver, family, relatives and friends.

By Bob De Marco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Challenging and mean spirited behavior are common among persons living with dementia. But, I always ask the question, was the person "mean" before the onset of dementia?

The Path to Alzheimer's World

I still remember Dotty saying to me,

Get Out, I Don't Want You Here, I Can Take Care of Myself