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Dementia Anxiety- Helping Someone Calm Down

Dementia Anxiety is common. It shows up in pacing, anger and lashing out, crying and other behavior changes. How do you help someone with dementia calm down? And What Often Happens Is... The family member caring for the one with dementia gets upset or worried when the...

Dementia, Paranoia and False Accusations

Dementia  and Paranoia Seem To Go Hand In Hand If you can, just Imagine that everything and everyone seemed foreign to you. You do not know where you are. And you are not sure who these people around are either. On top of that, the language is also difficult to...

Preventing Falls In Someone With Dementia

Preventing Falls in the senior population is a huge concern. And Dementia poses an added risk to falls. This article will address some of the causes of falls in dementia patients. We will also discuss ways to prevent a fall in someone with dementia. It may be a bit...

Elderly Dehydration- Getting Mom To Drink More Fluids

The heat is on in Houston. Summer in Texas is really hot. And seniors are more vulnerable to dehydration. The truth is as we age many seniors to do feel thirsty. And for other seniors, they may avoid drinking water for fear of having an accident. Incontinence is an...

Engagement- The Secret to A Happy Memory Care Home

Engagement is really the key ingredient that makes the difference in the lives of our seniors. All people want to be engaged in life. It is what makes our lives valuable and worth living. When thinking about placing someone you love in a home what do you visualize?...

Dementia and Anxiety- 3 Steps to Calm

Dementia and Anxiety go hand in hand. These are common symptoms that someone with dementia may experience. And if you are a family member caring for someone with dementia you may not know what to do. This, in turn, may cause you to become anxious. And now the vicious...

Accepting Alzheimer’s- When Mom is No Longer Mom

Accepting Alzheimer's may sound like an easy thing to do. After all your logical mind knows that your mom's behaviors are simply part of the disease. “Mom is not the same person she once was. Everyone tries to tell me she is still there inside. But I can’t see it. My...

Mother’s Day With Dementia

Celebrating Mother's Day with dementia in the picture may seem a little hard to plan. When mom has dementia, celebrations may seem a bit more challenging. But this does not mean that you shouldn’t celebrate them. True, Mom may not even know that it is Mother’s Day. ...

Yesterday Mom Had Dementia- But Today? Diagnosing Dementia

Diagnosing Dementia- Does Mom have this disease or not? "Yesterday there was no doubt in my mind that Mom was suffering from dementia. Mom was extremely confused and could not figure out what to do with the washing machine. She paced all day wringing her hands...

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