Behavior Changes and the Progression of Dementia
As a dementia caregiver, I see Mum fading in and out of reality, sometimes recognizing the severity of her illness and other times not even realizing something is wrong. All I can do is go through the motions with her.
Alzheimer’s and Sleep Disorders: Expert Answers to 6 Common Questions
Sleep issues are a symptom of many types of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how dementia affects the sleep cycle and find techniques to improve sleep.
Anosognosia: When Dementia Patients Can’t Recognize Their Impairment
Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often insist there’s nothing wrong with them or act as if they are unaware of their cognitive impairment. Their behavior may appear to be rooted in denial, but it’s far more complicated.
Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen During Fall and Winter Months
Sundowning can happen with dementia patients year-round, but during autumn and winter, the effects can be magnified due to shorter, darker days. Be aware of the causes of and treatments for this dementia-related behavior.
Traveling with a Dementia Patient Can be Trying
A caregiver’s story: I recently found out the hard way that a vacation with a dementia patient isn’t much of a vacation after all.