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…

Why a Daily Routine is Helpful for People with Dementia

Whether it's indulging in a morning cup of coffee, or going for a lunchtime walk around the block, daily routines provide us with a sense of comfort and control over our otherwise hectic existences. The relieving nature of a regular…

Manage Dementia Behaviors: The Who, What, When and Where

There are a few important tips to keep in mind when a dementia-related behavior occurs. As a caregiver, you need to examine and track the who, what, when, where, how and to what extent the behavior occurs to figure out the best plan…

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…

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…

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…

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…

When a Loved One with Alzheimer's Doesn't Recognize You

Watching a loved one move through the stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be one life's toughest and most heart-breaking challenges. If we had to list examples of emotions by the distress they cause us, at the top of the list would…

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…

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…