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Dealing with dementia patients isn’t an easy task, with one of the most difficult areas in taking care of them is supporting them to get dressed. Dressing independently is sometimes just impossible for them to do. Because dressing them touches a

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition characterized by an experience of a traumatic event and following psychological impact so severe that it impairs normal function for an extended period of time. The initial emotional shock, fear, anxiety, sadness,

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? Let's start

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

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 Reminiscence

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

Mental health issues are a very real concern for seniors. According to World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder — and this number doesn’t even include those who are undiagnosed.

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