Apr 3, 2019

5 Ways to Redirect Someone With Alzheimer's

Redirection is a handy all-purpose tool for responding to many of the bothersome, inappropriate, or potentially unsafe behaviors of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

How do you redirect an Alzheimer's Patient?
By Paula Spencer Scott
Alzheimer's Reading Room

To redirect means to help the person move toward feeling better and acting more constructively — literally, to change the direction of things.

So how do you do it?

Apr 2, 2019

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers and Alzheimer's patients to improve their daily life.

Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life.

Sometimes it helps to look at each situation from the perspective, or from out of the eyes of the person living with dementia.

What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia

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.

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Alzheimer's and dementia patients sometimes lose interest in eating. This can happen for a long list of reasons including loss of taste, the ability to smell, memory loss, and thinking they already ate.

Medications can also effect appetite, and can increase constipation.

When a person has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, these problems can become more pronounced, and often effect mood, behavior, and physical functioning.

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.