When Touring Consider a Different Point of View When you finally conclude that you need to make a residential placement for a loved one with dementia, it is important to… Read More
Learn the Art of Redirection
One of the most effective techniques in dementia care is probably one of the least discussed and documented. Caregivers and professionals alike rely on redirection to accomplish many tasks each… Read More
Remember to Hydrate!
Getting plenty of fluids each day is important to good health, especially as temperatures heat up. For those with Alzheimer’s, it is especially important as dehydration can affect cognitive function…. Read More
15 Ways to Make Your Visit More Successful
Communicating with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia may become challenging as the disease progresses. Prepare yourself before you visit; think about topics that you and your loved… Read More
Wondering About Wandering?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 60% of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia will wander. Anyone with memory problems, that is ambulatory, is at risk for wandering.
Memory Care Tip: Strike the Right Chord with Music
Listen to a favorite artist and discuss memories created by their songs. Or create your own music together.
There’s No Place Like Home…Or Is There?
When caring for a loved one with dementia, what if there was a better place than home? The word “home” stirs familiar and warm feelings. When a family member is… Read More
The Benefits of Placing Sooner Rather than Later
Build Trust and Rapport with those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Caregivers: You Deserve A Break
What would you tell a friend that has expressed to you that they are struggling with feeling overwhelmed? Think good thoughts. You’re doing amazing. Don’t be so hard on yourself. This too… Read More
5 Tips for Communicating with Those with Memory Loss
Joy can be infused into your loved one’s day when you take time to have meaningful conversations. Reminiscing about past experiences and connecting over a person’s interests can help provide… Read More