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5 Steps To Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving With Dementia In The House

  I really want Mom to be home with the family for Thanksgiving. We recently moved her to a Memory Care Home. She loves it there but I would feel terrible not including her in the family festivities. But I worry. Sometimes Mom gets anxious when there is a lot of...

Diabetes and Dementia- 5 Foods to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

  If you have Type 2 diabetes you know that keeping it in check is crucial to your overall health. The risks of not following your diet can be life-changing. Diabetics are at high risk of, heart disease, losing a limb, losing eyesight and more. And Now Dementia...

4 Ways to Handle Aggressive Dementia Behavior

    When most people think of dementia, they think of memory loss. Unfortunately, many families experience the uglier side of dementia. “Dad would blow up. Sometimes he would throw things.” “Mom was always so ladylike. Now she curses, spits pulls hair and...

Early Onset Dementia- Not A Mid Life Crisis

  When Marion’s husband Dave started behaving poorly she was frustrated. She assumed he was having a late mid life crisis. At 59 years, old Dave was an engineer for a major oil company. He had been with this company most of his career, about 40 years. But his job...

Hiding Dementia- Mom Is Just Fine

  I called to chat with June, my mother in law. She sounded out of breath and anxious. I asked if everything was okay. At first, she said yes but when I press she told me what had happened. June has lived in her hometown for well over 50 years. Today, she got...

What is The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  This is probably the number one question people often have. For years everyone talked about Alzheimer’s Disease and now it seems the focus has shifted to Dementia. So, what is the difference? The fact is dementia isn’t a specific disease. Rather it is a...

No! I Will Not Put Dad in Memory Care!

  “We moved Dad to an assisted living facility a year and a half ago. Someone suggested that we place him in memory care but I wouldn’t hear of it.” Shanice told me.” I figured Dad would be mortified if I placed him in a place like that. After all, this was my...

Bathing Dementia Patients- Are Sponge Baths Good Enough?

Is it okay to just give mom a sponge bath? “It can be a real challenge getting mom into and out of the shower. Sometimes her feet do not seem to move. On top of that, she gets really anxious. By the time we are finished we are both angry and worn out.” This is a...

Shadowing- Will It Ever Stop?

Shadowing- A Dementia Behavior Families who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia may have experienced Shadowing. This is a dementia behavior that is actually quite common.  Your dad, mom, spouse or someone else you care for may follow...

Sundowners Was Taking Over My Life- Were Drugs the Only Solution?

  “I am about to pull my hair out!” Marcie cried. “ I have been caring for mother for 5 years now. She has Alzheimer’s Disease. I thought I could handle it but that was before Sundowners entered the scene!” Sundowners- This is the name given to a set of symptoms...

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