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  • How to Lessen Stress Did you know that dementia residents read emotions of those around them? They take verbal and non-verbal clues from their caregivers. So, if you are stressed, chances are you can increase your loved ...

  • Sundowning Tips for Caregivers

    As a caregiver, have you noticed that your loved one experiences confusion or agitation in the late afternoon? Called Sundowning, this change in behavior can be a symptom of Alzheimer's and dementia. Irrational worry or ...

  • Self-Care for Family Caregivers

    To care for someone else, you have to be at your best. We have uncovered 8 helpful steps to ensure that, as a caregiver, you are at your peak. We found this helpful article from the Family Caregivers Alliance which ident...

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Tips

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? Here’s a memory care tip from ActivCare Living: Avoid multi-step tasks. Requesting tasks with many steps will sometimes overwhelm someone with Alz...

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Tips

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? Here’s a memory care tip from ActivCare Living: Lead by touch. A gentle hand over hand and palm in the middle of the back provide both security a...

  • Build Trust and Rapport with Those with Alzheimer's

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? Here’s a memory care tip from ActivCare Living: Compliments go a long way in building trust and rapport with those with Alzheimer’s. With a ...

  • By Todd A. Shetter, COO of ActivCare Living, Inc.  Regardless if you are hiring a private duty caregiver to assist the family with a loved one at home 20 hours a week or hiring a full staff of caregivers and nurses fo...