Dementia & Caregivers: Tips for Fighting Frustration & Helping Your Loved One
The effects of mental illness can often be just as bad, if not worse than their physical counterparts, especially for the elderly and their respective caretakers. Whereas a bodily injury can render…
10 dementia hacks shared by caregivers
Dementia is a neuro-degenerative brain disorder which makes the patient’s behavior more challenging as it progresses. The common issues are wandering, pacing, bathing, sun downing, agitation, hallucinations etc. However, the situation and the triggers for every patient may vary, but through some behavior modification by the family or caregiver it can be managed We at Samvedna Senior Care have had the opportunity to work with more…
Practical tips are focus of event to help dementia caregivers
Family caregivers of individuals with dementia had a common request after attending an initial educational conference to help them last year: They wanted ...
10 Heartbreaking Challenges Caregivers Of People With Disabilities Face
What Are the Unique Challenges Men Face as Caregivers for People Who Have Alzheimer’s?
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Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality…
The Best Way to Find Solutions to the Problems that Caregivers Face Each Day
The Alzheimer's Reading Room contains over 5,000 articles. Search for Answers and Solutions to the problems that caregivers face each day.
The Effects of Dementia on Family Caregivers
Caring for a loved one with progressive memory loss, like dementia, can impact normal family life in a variety of challenging ways and care on their own.
Caregiver Tips for Traveling with Dementia
A dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean the end of all travel, but it does mean taking extra precautions and making extra preparations in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable e…
9 Top Solutions For Sleepless Nights
Your eyes pop open at 2 or 3 AM, and try as you might, you just can't fall back asleep. Sound familiar? "Everyone has an occasional restless night," says Timothy Morgenthaler, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "But if you regularly find it hard to get back to sleep within 15 or 20 minutes, or if you wake up more than two or three times per night, that can cause disruption in your daily life and is worth addressing." Why…
Diagnosed With Dementia: What to Expect as a Caregiver
In an unexpected, swift life change, you're suddenly the caregiver for your loved one who's been diagnosed with dementia. Your life and prio...
Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ Defining Dementia
"Dementia" refers to multiple forms of degenerative neurological disorders. ElderCare's blog will go over some of the distinctions between these various disorders.
How to overcome sleepless nights after cancer
How often do you feel pressure to get a good night’s sleep? We often read news headlines about the health effects of sleep deprivation (perhaps at 3 a.m. when we can’t sleep). For some, feeling like we need “enough” sleep can become internalized and take on a life of its own in our thoughts. This, in turn, certainly does not help induce sleep Sleep disruption is usually considered to be insomnia disorder when it is associated with distress about not sleeping and other…
Caregiver's Digest: Communication tips for people with dementia
People looking to minimize their risk of Alzheimer's have been known to try a variety of options, ranging from increasing exercise and partaking in games aimed at stimulating the brain. New studies from the University of South Dakota published in the journal Neurology indicate that taking fish oil supplements or eating more fish may help boost brain health and prevent cognitive decline.The researchers examined red blood…
How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut
It is well known that individuals who work night shifts or travel often across different time zones have a higher tendency to become overweight and suffer from gut inflammation. The underlying cause for this robust phenomenon has been the subject of many studies that tried to relate physiological processes with the activity of the brain's circadian clock, which is generated in response to the daylight cycle.
Caring for Mid Severe Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide
Explore the caregiver's guide for what to know right now about mid severe dementia, what to do, and how best to get the help and support you need.
Tuesday Tips for Caregivers: Doctors and Dementia Quick Guide
Each specialist can offer something different, but which one will best meet your needs? The truth is, it will differ from person to person
Advice for Older Family Caregivers
There are various challenges that older adults may face in caregiving for their parents.
Incontinence in Elderly Patients: Tips for Caregivers
caption id= align=alignleft width=300 Incontinence in elderly loved ones presents challenges./caption Those caring for elderly individuals suffering from incontinence face many challenges, and it's
Advice to overcome sleepless nights
If you're finding yourself unable to get to sleep or stay asleep at night, John Truitt, the CEO of snoring and sleep apnea center, Simple Sleep Solutions visited Good Day with some advice for finally getting some rest.