When you are taking care of someone with Dementia, it can be seemingly impossible to keep the independent and engaged. These ten caregiver tested products will enhance your elderly loved one's quality of life and give you some much-needed peace of mind. #caregiving #dementia #alzheimers #elderlyparent #caregivertools
The term ‘sundowning’ or ‘sundown syndrome’ refers to an end-of-day confusion and restlessness that manifests as dusk approaches. This syndrome affects people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. This psychological phenomenon causes behavioural problems that begin to occur as the sun is setting. Those affected may go into a heightened state of aggression or fearfulness, they may suffer from delusions or paranoia and will often begin pacing or wandering. In this…
Why Won't Your Alzheimers or Dementia Parent Take Showers... My husband's Mom with Alzheimers moved in with us a while ago and I realized pretty early on we have some serious differences in our idea of personal cleanliness. Here are some thoughts about why Alzheimer and Dementia patients don't want to wash AND some tips and ideas about how to get them clean!
20 activities for the elderly with dementia. The following ideas may be used on a one-to-one basis and others may be suitable for small groups depending on their abilities. These dementia activities are designed to promote and maintain existing skills.