Deciding to place a loved one in memory care can be emotional and cause sadness - but here's why that decision may be the most loving choice
For many seniors, the recognition and understanding of PTSD came much later in their lives, leading some to live with undiagnosed symptoms for decades.
Memory is a vital part of our daily lives, allowing us to recall precious moments, important information, and even simple everyday tasks. As we age, the ability to retain sharp memory becomes a concern for many, especially those in assisted living facilities or those with family members facing memory-related challenges. The good news is that [...]
No matter how well people learn to cope, aggression and abuse from dementia patients is difficult to witness and even harder to deal with rationally.
Alzheimer's is often called "the long goodbye" because of the drawn-out nature of the illness and the diffculty for friends and family in the late stages.
While challenging, understanding how and why this verbally abusive behavior occurs can help deepen your relationship with your parent and give them the best care possible.
Minor hiccups in your travel plan are never fun, but they can quickly lead to extreme stress for someone with cognitive problems.
In late-stage dementia, caregivers may focus on pain management and helping their loved ones to work through the distress they are feeling.
Even though your loved one is receiving professional care, you are still their advocate - and they are counting on you to work with staff for their benefit.
Visiting a memory care community is an excellent way to evaluate the options available to you and gives you the opportunity to ask needed care questions.