Whether struggling to communicate or dealing with erratic outbursts, the emotional roller coaster for senior caregivers can be tough to navigate.
Music can bring many benefits to our lives. You may experience strong memories attached to certain songs, while other songs can stir up poignant emotions. There is no doubt that memory is tied to music in some way - but can it help a person suffering from dementia?
For years, the accepted science has been that "brain games" and other brain training activities can help to stave off dementia. But do they?
When choosing memory care, you'll find most centers are capable and compassionate - but they each offer different amenities, capabilities and features. One is right for your loved one
Given the prevalence of dementia, it is important to understand and recognize the Alzheimer's disease indicators present early on.
People living with dementia have lost their ability to store short term memories. Asking repetitive questions is one way they try to cope.
For memory care patients, frustration is common. Loved ones may struggle with how to communicate without causing more difficulty and anxiety.
Experiencing a loss of memory function can be scary. The good news is, there are ways to keep our brains sharp - from nutrient-rich food to brain games.
It is estimated that of the 3 million people per year diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, approximately 5% will experience early onset symptoms.
If your loved one has moved into assisted living and has not yet done so, this might also be the time to discuss estate planning.