As I planned a post about holiday behavior and caregiver caution during this holiday season, I saw this wonderful post from Frena Gray Davidson, author of “Speaking Dementia” Frena always se...
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Caregiving is difficult But with a few hints and tips, there are many ways to make it easier.
What is sundowning and why does it leave you exhausted the next day?
I was surprised when I first read this article a few years ago. It was more than amazing to me that I had used this method of pain relief on myself and taught my children to calm fragile nerves or slight pains exactly in this way. Now, I understand more about why it works.
The internal clock stops in later stages of Alzheimer's, which makes it impossible to read the hands on a clock but rather they need a digital clock.
When the person with Alzheimer's dementia loses their sense of time. it is heartbreaking. They can't read a circular clock with numbers and are no longer sure of many things.
Does your loved one with dementia have a Fidget quilt or other toys?
The Fidget quilt can do more than entertain. When someone with Alzheimer's dementia is actively "working," whether it be a game or tool, they are using their brain. I look at it kinda of like exercise for the body. It's exercise for the brain. Has to be a good thing!
Best Gifts for those with Alzheimer's dementia
I've written several articles about Fidget Quilts and Toy Puppies breathing, baby dolls spitting and Chocolate Candy. I'm really quite pleased with the long list of things we've found to entertain those with Alzheimer's.
I have to say, I find more than a few of them quite entertaining myself. Maybe us folks without Alzheimer's dementia don't realize how easy it is to have fun. Several of these ideas keep me occupied quite easily.
When I learned that my Mom had Alzheimer's, my first trip was to the library. I had no clue what the word meant. All I knew was that Mom could forget anything I said in an instant. And I knew something was wrong besides her hearing.
Reading Books, Blogs, Forums and Support Groups can grow your education about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Are you taking medication at the right time of day, as prescribed?
Does it really matter what time you take meds? It might, and it might make a big difference in their effectiveness too.
An interest page for more information regarding Lew Body Dementia.
A short but sweet message that sounds like a good idea to me. Recently, I seem to use more parchment paper when baking that foil anyway.