dementia

August 21, 2018

Convincing A Loved One To Go To A Nursing Home

Virtually no one wants to either live in a nursing home or place a loved one in such a facility. However, according to Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “Today, people over […]
August 15, 2018

4 Things You Should Never Say to a Caregiver

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE supposed to be our closest allies. We rely on them for support and enjoy celebrating life’s joys with them. But there are two times when we feel alone. One is at the end […]
August 14, 2018

Therapeutic Lying to Comfort Loved Ones With Dementia

Sometimes, the truth can cause sufferers to grieve anew. WHEN A LOVED ONE ASKS, “Where’s Ma?” as my father often did, referring to my mother, I’d hesitatingly reply, “Well, uh, you know she died three years ago.” […]
August 10, 2018

What It Means When a Person With Dementia Says: ‘I Want to Go Home’

AT AGE 86, MY FATHER TOOK his first and only commercial airplane flight. His wife died three years earlier from congestive heart failure. He found solace in the basement tinkering with electronic and mechanical parts. He was Mr. Fix […]
June 29, 2018

Caregivers Driving and Dementia

This is a very tough subject. Obviously, if your loved one is at a certain stage in this disease, they should not be driving.
June 27, 2018

There Is No Pain with Dementia

Losing a loved one is never easy. It is said that the hardest thing one will ever endure is burying a child. The second hardest is burying a spouse.
June 13, 2018

Bathing How-To’s for Parents with Alzheimer’s Disease

There are a wealth of questions on how to get aging parents to bathe – especially when the elder has Alzheimer’s or severe dementia.
June 4, 2018

Wandering Top Tips: What Causes Seniors with Dementia to Wander?

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.
May 30, 2018

Helping Caregiver Mom Remember: Coping with Dementia

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those words many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; remembering her standing […]

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