Those involved in caregiving may also have a job, children in the home, or other responsibilities which must also be given attention.
While many care for senior parents at home, when that loved one is dealing with a diagnosis of dementia, home memory care can be more complicated.
The inability of an individual to recognize the decline in their cognitive skills can be frustrating for family, but may be a sign of a condition called anosognosia.
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.