As our parents age, we often take on the role of caregiver, and the management of this can happen from afar. From a distance, we can take measures to help our parents remain safe, but the first step is to physically visit our parents to identify things that we can change.
8 Red Flags of Dementia to Look For When Visiting Aging Parents
Are you visiting your aging parents for the holidays and are wondering what signs to look for if you are worried about dementia? Take this time to make sure they are ok and get help if needed.
Common Ailments, Conditions, and Symptoms that Come with Dementia
It’s worrisome when our loved ones with dementia suddenly exhibit changes in behavior. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common ailments and conditions that occur with dementia, what behavior changes could come with them, as well as some caregiving tips on how to handle them.
What Can Someone with Dementia eat?
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.
Driving with Dementia
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.
Answering Repetitive Questions from a Loved One with Dementia
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?
Helpful Tips to Help Manage Dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s
While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, there are lifestyle enhancements that may slow down the progression of...
A Family Approach to Memory Care
Alzheimer’s is not a disease affects one person only, it involves everyone in the family. Together, the family will go through each stage and...