Mar 10, 2016

Alzheimer's Dementia Care by Day and Night

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

Alzheimer's Care, Dementia Care The Face of Dementia
1. What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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

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

3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10 Tips for Caregivers

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.