Entries by Pablo Martinez

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 […]

Understanding and Minimizing Sundowners Syndrome

The long list of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often includes baffling mood and behavior changes. One particularly disruptive group of symptoms that may arise in the middle and later stages of Alzheimer’s affects patients at a certain time each day. Known as sundowners syndrome, or sundowning, it involves a […]

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The only certainty when diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is that a senior’s condition will progressively worsen. The national Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful staging system to use as a frame of reference when coping with AD. Alzheimer’s disease constantly keeps doctors, family members and caregivers on their toes. It is instinctive for humans […]

Tips to Extend Independence of a Senior at Home

Most people list their independence among the things that are most important to them. Small children are proud of the day that they learn to tie their shoelaces, teenagers enjoy the freedom that comes with passing their driving test, and senior adults seek to retain their independence for as long as possible. Unfortunately, as we […]