Dementia

6 Reasons Why Dementia Caregivers Don’t Take Breaks

1. “I do fine without taking breaks.” Dementia caregivers may believe that they do not need breaks, however this is unrealistic for many reasons. With any job, recharging and taking breaks is necessary. Nonstop caregiving causes frustration, worsens health due to stress, and can lead to resentment of the person they are caring for. Taking …

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6 Tips for Holidays with Older Adults!

1. Host small groups to prevent older adults from becoming overstimulated. Daily Caring mentions that overstimulation is an issue for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Instead of hosting a large gathering, host a few small gatherings throughout the holiday season. This is to keep older adults feel at ease. If hosting multiple groups is not …

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How to talk to someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

When a person has Alzheimer’s or Dementia, changes in their brain causes a decline in in their ability to listen or respond to normal conversation. Speaking in short direct sentences is a way to communicate that is easier for them. They have less information to process; they are more likely to understand what you are …

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