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Could Mom Have Alzheimer’s Dementia? Should I Be Worried?

How do you know if your aging parent has  Alzheimer's dementia? This is a huge concern for families getting together over the holiday season.  And for those who do not live close by and are not able to visit often the holiday season can be a real eye-opener. There are...

Holiday With Dementia-Help! The Family Is Coming

  If you are planning a holiday with dementia in the picture get ready. Thanksgiving is just the start. The official Holiday season will keep going until the start of the New Year. Families will be arriving to visit and reminisce. It is a time of togetherness....

3 Steps to Let Go of Caregiver Guilt

Caregiver guilt seems to be part of the territory. I have yet to meet a caregiver who did not express feeling some amount of guilt. “I should have noticed what was happening sooner” “ And I wish I could do more” “Mom really wants to live with us. I feel guilty telling...

Blood Pressure and Dementia- What You Should Know

The latest studies show that there is a connection between high blood pressure and dementia. And it starts earlier in life. Researchers from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development study found people with higher blood pressure by age 53 had more blood vessel...

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?...

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