Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Parkinson’s disease is typically thought of as a disease that only affects movement. With a very early diagnosis of the disease the obvious physical symptoms, which may be sporadic, include tremors, slow movement, impaired posture, and muscle rigidity.  As time goes...
Respite Care for the Holidays

Respite Care for the Holidays

Providing care to a family member or a friend with dementia is a mentally and physically challenging job.  Everyone needs a break—it is normal. Seeking help through respite care does not mean you cannot handle your role as a caregiver, in fact, it reflects well on...
Behavior Changes with Dementia: Aggression

Behavior Changes with Dementia: Aggression

It can be upsetting when someone with dementia suddenly lashes out at you. If you are on the receiving end of aggressive behavior, as stressful as it might be, remember that the behavior typically is not about you, and the person with dementia is not behaving as they...