Dementia Activities: 8 Ways to Spend Time with a Parent with Memory Loss

It’s hard to know what to do when mom doesn’t seem like mom anymore. As dementia and memory loss take hold, it affects the personality, interests, and abilities of loved ones. More often than not, family members often find it difficult to find ways to interact with someone with dementia. Sometimes we aren’t sure what to say (what not to say), what topics to talk about (and what to avoid). Keeping them engaged is one of the best treatments. But it can be challenging to find Dementia activities that you and your loved one [...]

2021-10-15T12:53:04-04:00By |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.Tips To Talking To A Parent With Dementia or Alzheimer’s1. Be patient and supportiveIt’s important that the person knows [...]

2022-02-15T15:00:25-05:00By |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 hallucinations. You may hear your parent suddenly insist that someone is there when they clearly [...]

2021-02-23T13:37:04-05:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

Normal Senior Moments or Alzheimer’s: 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. 1. Memory Loss One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and [...]

2021-08-05T20:38:28-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|
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