Keeping a Routine as a Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

Keeping a Routine as a Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

One of the simplest yet most important things to remember in dementia caregiving is that routine is critical. When their day is unstructured, it can feel unpredictable and therefore unsafe for someone with dementia. Routine can provide this needed structure, for both the individual with dementia and the caregiver.

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How to Help Someone With Dementia Live Well

How to Help Someone With Dementia Live Well

While there’s no cure for dementia, there are things you can do to make your loved one as happy and comfortable as possible. Despite their diagnosis, they still have time left, maybe many years, so you should do everything you can to help them live well.

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My Parent Has Dementia but Is Refusing Care – What Do I Do?

My Parent Has Dementia but Is Refusing Care – What Do I Do?

One of the challenges that many people caring for a parent with dementia face at some point is their parent’s refusal to accept care. When this happens to you, it might feel like your parent just wants to be difficult, but this resistance actually comes from the symptoms of dementia and the accompanying impaired mental functions. What comes off as stubbornness is often confusion, fear, stress or anxiety. It’s a frustrating experience, to be sure, but there are a few steps you can take to alleviate your parent’s concerns and make caregiving a more positive experience for you both. 

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