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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...

When It Isn’t Dementia- 5 Conditions Mimic Dementia

  There are several conditions that often mimic the symptoms of dementia. These conditions may also cause changes in memory, behavior and personality changes. Additionally, when coupled with dementia they may also cause the symptoms to worsen. If someone suddenly...

Dad’s Brain Was Hijacked-Dealing With Dementia

  "I need to find a place for dad", he told me.   When I asked what was going on with him Randy hesitated.   “I can’t help you if I don’t know what is really going on and what Dad’s needs are!” I insisted. “There isn’t a lot of money.” Randy told me....

Brain Health or Alzheimer’s-Just Luck of the Draw?

If you are worried about your brain health and whether or not you will develop Alzheimer's Disease you are not alone. This is a worry that plagues thousands of people every day. “My uncle was sharp as a tack right up until the very end. And he lived to be 96 years...

Celebrating Mother’s Day In Memory Care

  “Some days mom knows who I am and some days she doesn’t. I am not sure what to do about Mother’s day. Mom is in a special Memory Care Home. Should I even show up to celebrate? What if it just confuses her more” ~Caren This is certainly a challenge for Caren and...

Pet Therapy and Dementia

Pet Therapy and Dementia seem to go hand in hand. The benefits of having a pet have long been known. More healthcare professionals are also realizing how beneficial it can be for people with dementia. One of the biggest benefits is improving your well-being. Alan...

5 Ways to Keeping Your Brain Fit

  While we may not be able to completely avoid Alzheimer’s Disease there are more studies show that it is possible to push back the clock. More time doing what you love and living your life independently. I’m up for that. How about you? So we looking into some of...

Dementia and Communication- 6 Steps To Help You Connect

Dementia and Communication- How Can You Connect? When someone has dementia, it can be really hard to connect. You may be used to asking Dad for advice. And now, he is no longer able to help. Your roles have changed. Mom may no longer seem interested in your life. She...

Can Aromatherapy Help Dementia Behaviors?

Dementia behaviors like anxiety, shadowing and mood swings can be challenging and at times unnerving. In the quest to find ways that do not involve drugs to treat Mom’s dementia-related anxiety Diane turned to essential oils. “Mom would get anxious every day, usually...

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