Entries by Pablo Martinez

Sleep Tips for Older Adults

Are you a senior having trouble sleeping? These tips can help you deal with insomnia, overcome age-related sleep problems, and get a good night’s rest. Sleep and aging As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing less deep sleep. However, disturbed […]

Dementia Wandering: Professional Caregivers Can Help

Sixty percent of people with dementia will wander. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe and prevent caregiver burnout. READ MORE: THE STAGES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Know When to Seek Professional Help “Unfortunately, if wandering is a nightly event, a senior cannot be […]

How to Handle Dementia Outbursts in Public

This morning, you decided that a quick trip to the grocery store would be the perfect thing to get you and your loved one engaged and out of the house. Unfortunately, outings with dementia patients are notoriously unpredictable and can be chaotic. As the two of you are walking down an aisle in your neighborhood […]

How to Handle Alzheimer’s Aggression

One of the biggest challenges for people taking care of elderly parents with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other types of dementia is dealing with outbursts of agitation and aggression. Techniques for managing AD aggression, such as redirecting their attention or medication, can certainly help. The key to handling anger and aggression is finding out what is causing […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. READ MORE: THE STAGES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE What are the […]