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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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