When a person is living with dementia, behaviors can change over time – or even from day to day. Whether you are providing care within your home or are looking to learn more about the signs to watch for, we have prepared this helpful list of behavior changes that could be due to dementia.
While some adults find themselves gradually moving into a caregiver role for their aging parents, for others, the shift to caregiver comes on much more suddenly. It can be difficult to know where to turn for answers when this happens.
When you’re caring for a person living with dementia, there are many factors to consider. However, one of the first is learning how to confront the stigma of dementia that still exists in today’s world.
Whether a person needs help with everyday tasks, somebody to help them with errands and transportation, or needs additional support with mobility, some older adults can benefit from a helping hand.
While dementia affects everyone differently, there are certain approaches you can take that can help you find success in the caregiving journey and build trust with someone living with dementia.
When caring for someone you love, it can feel like everything rests on your shoulders. Driving to appointments and errands, helping with daily tasks and activities, managing their personal and financial responsibilities, and being a constant source of companionship and love – these duties can take their toll on even the most dedicated caregivers.
When people hear the word “dementia,” they tend to only associate it with memory loss. While this is a significant symptom of the condition, many people don’t realize the other cognitive and psychological changes that can occur. Additional symptoms can include difficulty communicating, agitation, challenges with coordination and motor function, and more.
During the winter months, the cold and flu are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Especially after coronavirus, people are more mindful than ever to wash their hands, avoid touching their face, and sanitize surfaces to prevent catching germs and bacteria that may cause the flu or a cold.
Every January 1st, the new year encourages people to make resolutions, hoping to spark a positive change for the upcoming year. But, for many people, these resolutions are the same as millions of others, leading them to become almost a cliche: lose weight, save money, travel more, give up bad habits. The problem with these resolutions is that they are vague, ambitious, and simply unrealistic, resulting in only 7% of people keeping them.