Dementia & Alzheimers

10 Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Anger & Aggression

Handing the anger and aggressive behaviors in someone suffering from Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest challenges for family and caregivers. Whether the aggression is verbal and/or physical, there are several things that may contribute and there are definitely some things you can do to diffuse the situation. Aggressive behavior can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason and often builds up over time. All of the sudden a mother who has always been meek and calm may have an outburst of rage. That is because it is the deterioration of the brain causing the [...]

2019-10-18T09:49:38-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

How to Choose the Best Memory Care Facility for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating disease, not only for the person afflicted, but also for the family who is losing a loved one day by day. My father was a very successful business man, great dad and husband. He was diagnosed when he was about 83, and slowly digressed to the stage where he had an urgent need to “go”. He had no place in mind, just needed to go. At about 5 pm everyday, he would become another person. He had hallucinations, delusions and eventually became aggressive because he believed someone was trying [...]

2019-10-17T17:58:53-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

Benefits of Behavior Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) and How It Works

As medical advances allow us to take a deeper look at the brain, we are learning more and more about the mysteries of the human mind and how to better treat memory related illnesses. Although there are some medications available, there is one treatment becoming increasingly popular that is therapy based and does not use prescription medication. Behavior Based Ergonomics Therapy, or BBET for short, concentrates on using the part of the brain unaffected by the illness to engage dementia patients and give them a better quality of life. In this article, we will [...]

2019-10-16T17:22:06-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

20 Tips For Talking To A Parent With Dementia or Alzheimer’s

People who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer’s often have trouble reasoning or expressing their thoughts and emotions making it difficult for them to communicate with others. It is important to know how to talk and communicate to loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s so they do not become frustrated or angered and you can stay calm. We have put together a list of several helpful tips that you can use to help Dementia or Alzheimer’s sufferers communicate better. How to talk to a parent with Dementia or Alzheimer’s: 1. Be patient and supportive It’s [...]

2019-10-18T10:22:11-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

How to Deal with Dementia Hallucinations and Delusions in Elderly Parents

“There’s something in this room, it’s like a bug. I can hear it. I can feel it crawling on the couch, what is that? Get rid of it. I don’t want it to turn out the lights!” “Where is my plate? I left it right here. Someone stole it. There is someone in the house that stole my plate and is trying to poison me!” These are common scenarios that represent the warped perceptions of those suffering from dementia. You may hear your parent suddenly insist that someone is there when they clearly are [...]

2019-10-18T13:18:40-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|