I've been taking care of my mother who has dementia for about 3 years now. Back in 2011 she started showing signs of dementia, though neither one of us knew. That's how this condition sneaks up on you. To say dealing with dementia is difficult is...
For everyone of these losses to the Alzheimer's victims, there are also losses to the relatives and caregivers. It is like watching a robbery in slow motion. Let it not steal our love.
The caregiver's disposition affects the situation when Alzheimer's patients ask repetitive questions. Here are ten ways to respond. With experience, it becomes easier to choose the most effective.
Keep hands warm and restless fingers engaged with a Twiddlemuff! Designed for people with advanced dementia, Twiddlemuffs are easy to make even if you're not great at knitting or crochet.
What is the link between Prince Charles and Alzheimer's Disease? Reports suggest that Prince Charles may be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and that he is suffering from memory loss along with worrying signs of mental confusion.
Genetics play a huge role in determining whether Alzheimer's will manifest, and while no one is my family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's yet, my chances of being afflicted are still high.
Here are facts about Alzheimer's which caregivers ought to learn in preparation for dealing with Alzheimer's patients. "Preparation is the key to facing any opponent.” (Broyles) Learn the strategy.
Entertainer Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011. He said farewell to his fans in a very personal way. A documentary about Campbell's struggles with AD premieres soon.
Alzheimer's Disease affects memory, behavior and thinking and has no cure. This article discusses the risk factors, symptoms and how the disease attacks the brain. The role of caregivers is defined.
The Alzheimer's disease is upsetting, but I cannot ignore it when it approaches me wearing my mother's face. I can express anger at the upset it has caused in my life. What can she do in her prison?