Can anyone help me understand? My husband is in the early stages of Vascular Dementia. We were told that tiny blood vessels in the brain have been damaged by blood clots. This makes sense to me. What I’m struggling with is why, after the damage has been done, is he still progressing? … Continue Reading →
Changing the way we think and speak about dementia can change how we see our role and how we perform that role. How you live with your loved one’s dementia depends completely on your own attitude. We cannot change the condition itself, but we can change how we approach this enormous challenge in our lives. … Continue Reading →
In short, NO. Instead, the agitation — sometimes even anger — is often merely a symptom of an underlying problem. While the symptom can often be treated successfully with antipsychotic drugs, they can also create zombie-like patients, completely robbing them of any quality of life. … Continue Reading →
It’s doubtful that he really hates you.
As our loved one ages, many of us become increasingly concerned about their health and safety — and then start making assumptions.
Perhaps we’ve stepped in — uninvited — to help without having “the Talk” with them .
Or, we expected that they would automatically see things our way and do what we feel is best for them — because its the “logical” thing to do. … Continue Reading →
If your loved one has Alzheimer’s and has started to wander, and you’re concerned about potentially dangerous or embarrassing situations, I have a possible solution. I must also caution you in advance: I have absolutely no scientific proof that this stops wandering. But I’ve read several anecdotal reports that make sense. … Continue Reading →
Don’t focus on what’s slipping away; instead, focus on what’s still possible. You can help support your loved one with Alzheimer’s by learning more about how the condition unfolds. Remember, your older parent is not asking you to take charge; they are asking for a helping hand. … Continue Reading →
There’s still no foolproof way to prevent Alzheimer’s. But, you can cut your risk in half. Researchers have found 18 health and lifestyle factors with clear differences between people who have Alzheimer’s and people who don’t. Here’s how … Continue Reading →
These are specialized living arrangements for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia that have progressed to the point where they can no longer communicate normally and/or take care of themselves. … Continue Reading →
Many people still believe dementia is a disease. It isn’t. It’s a general term that describes a group of brain diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is the most prevalant. Here are the 9 next most prevalent, including one that is often curable. … Continue Reading →
The possibility of getting Alzheimer’s is the biggest fear of most older people. Statistics show that their fear is not justified. In fact, as you’ll learn in this article, your odds are actually much lower than you’d expect. … Continue Reading →