Jan 8, 2019

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer's

You start feeling good about yourself and soon the person who has Alzheimer's will start feeling pretty good also. Instead of getting that nasty vibe from you, you will be sending a very different signal -- I care, I'm here for you.

The importance of communication in Alzheimer's and Dementia care should not be underestimated

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I finally realized that I was fighting Alzheimer's and this was not working. I needed to change.

Like it or not reality had changed.

This understanding lead me to a new place that I now call Alzheimer's World.

Communicating in Alzheimer's World

Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience

When a UTI goes undetected in an Alzheimer's patient they can become mean, delusional, dull, disoriented or worse. Undetected UTIs are common in Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

All caregivers have to learn to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI).

Yes, there is such a thing as a silent urinary tract infection.

Silent means no clear cut sign of physical pain, no burning sensation, and no discernible odor.

Dec 27, 2018

Why People with Dementia Say No (And What to Do About it)

There are ways you can interact with someone who has dementia to minimize the use of the word “No”, and to get them to cooperate more easily.

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By Rita Jablonski
Alzheimer's Reading Room

People with dementia say “NO” to nearly every question or request.

This is an incredible challenge for caregivers.

In this article, I explain one reason for the non-stop no’s … and offer strategies for preventing and managing the negativity.