Grieving is a process that takes time, and healing involves accepting the loss. Losing a person that we care about is never easy, but we live our lives knowing that the people that we love, including ourselves, will eventually die. We expect others to respect us and tell us when someone has died.
These basic diet guidelines are super-important to the nutrition of our senior loved ones with dementia as they cover the vital nutrients that support the brain, heart, nervous system, bone structure, and immune system.
Elopement is a traumatic experience for everyone involved, and rightfully so, as elopement in a person with dementia always puts life at risk. That’s why it’s best to be prepared.
If your parent is taking much longer than usual to run errands or go grocery shopping, they may be getting lost in familiar places, or having other issues with driving.
It is early morning and your loved one with dementia has already asked several times, “Am I seeing the doctor today?” Your patience is wearing thin. Why is she asking this? How can you answer her question satisfactorily? Is there anything else that you can do to help her?
When a person with dementia hallucinates, they experience something very real to them that nobody else does, because they sense something that isn’t there.
If you are on the receiving end of aggressive behavior remember that it is not about you and the person with dementia is not behaving as they are on purpose.
Danger zones are areas of a home where specific safety risks exist. By moving tangible hazards to areas inaccessible to the one you are caring for, you create specific and controlled danger zones.