Sleep Problems with Dementia

Sleep Problems with Dementia

Problems with sleep are common in older adults, but people with dementia have a much more difficult time.

As a caretaker of a loved one with dementia, frequent sleep disturbances can be stressful, and they can lead to mental and physical exhaustion for everyone involved. The initial steps that you can take to help your loved one (and you) get a better night’s sleep are to understand what can cause the sleep issues and to rule any contributing factors out.

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Help! My Loved One Keeps Calling Me Several Times a Day!

Help! My Loved One Keeps Calling Me Several Times a Day!

When your loved one keeps calling you, it’s most likely because they need something – even if it’s just a chat to alleviate loneliness. If you’re finding their constant calls frustrating, there are things you can do to reassure your loved one and bring some routine into their life – and a little peace back into yours.

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How to Recognize Caregiver Burnout

How to Recognize Caregiver Burnout

Fifty years ago, psychologist Herbert J. Freudenberger studied and summed up the symptoms of chronic fatigue in medical and caregiving professions with the term burnout. He described it as a “state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.”

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