If you have a loved one that has entered later stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you will start to notice traits of these diseases. Symptoms can include repetition, paranoia, fidgeting to name a few. Each set of symptoms is generally
In honor of World Alzheimer's month, it seemed fitting to address a question that I am frequently asked by both patients and their family members alike. Namely, what exactly is dementia and how is it different from Alzheimer's disease?
Learning how to communicate better with somebody with dementia is the key to avoiding conflict. Improved communication between you and your loved one allows for the relationship to remain as healthy and functional as possible. While their memory and capacity
In Engaging Seniors with Dementia: Summer Activity Guide, we covered some fun games and activities to keep our loved ones' minds active. For bigger commitment (and bigger impact) activity planning, you can throw an event to keep seniors engaged! Are
Summer Activities for Dementia Patients
People living with dementia still need to keep their minds active, albeit differently than everybody else. Here are some summer activities to pursue with your loved ones to bring about pleasant memories and feelings.
Food for Thought
It’s no secret that caregivers often deal with unusual behaviours when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The diseases are characterized by a progressive deterioration of the brain therefore personality changes and tantrums are expected. They may behave
If you’re one of the fortunate adults who has one or both parents living, you may be curious about their aging process and the potential deterioration of physical and mental capabilities. A common problem of aging is the loss of
There is no question about the importance of being social, especially elderly people who are prone to isolation and thus depression. Physical and mental health can be greatly improved with some good ol’ company or community-based activity. Time with family and friends
Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia isn’t easy. Gifts that they enjoyed in the past may no longer have the same effect, as these items may now be unfamiliar. They can even act
Coffee is a beverage enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. While it may be adapted to enjoy differently in the various regions, it usually contains caffeine. Additives such as sugar or milk and creamer are mixed in with