Wandering is a major problem for those with dementia. We hear about it everyday. The older lady or gentleman who leave home for a stroll but never return. Sometimes they’re found a few streets away. Sometimes they are never found. And sometimes, unfortunately, they are found where they’ve wandered too far in the freezing cold […]
It's common to have many questions when a loved one has dementia.
You will find answers here for many of your questions.
Vitamin D is one of the vitamins that have been found through studies to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk Sometimes we forget how important Vitamin D can be. Since it’s easily absorbed into our body through lots of sunshine, and also found in the foods we eat, we don’t keep track of how much we actually get. But if […]
Shadowing causes the Alzheimer’s caregiver to feel like their personal space is being violated. Photo and Quote from : www.alzheimersreadingroom.com This is so true. Shadowing was one of the most disturbing symptoms for me as a caregiver. At the time, I didn’t know why Mom followed me, nor why she woke me up during the […]
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said the number of patients with a recorded diagnosis of dementia has increased by 62%, reported by: http://news360.com It makes one wonder if it’s due to the aging baby-boomer generation or could there be something else at work. New reporting standards might be an issue. George McNamara, […]
“OUR FAVORITES – BOOK LIST” RECOMMENDED BY AUTHORS AND OTHERS WITH DEMENTIA OR THEIR CAREGIVERS (If you have a suggestion, please add to the comments below) Every day, I receive many more reading recommendations from others than I have time to review. Yet, each new book sounds insightful, helpful and fresh. These recommendations may come […]
Is it Alzheimer’s or Simple Aging? Sometimes it’s difficult to know the difference– Memory loss is common, particularly among men and women over the age of 65. This could be a simple moment of forgetfulness or it may represent something far more serious. The reality is that people are diagnosed with dementia and progressive brain […]
“When Memory Fades, Sunrise Stories from Real People, by Ronda Knuth” is more than a book of stories. Ronda Knuth shares wonderful vignettes about the people she cares for at Sunrise Senior Living Community at Pinehurst in Denver, Colorado. More than sharing short moments in their lives, Ronda describes it as the place she goes […]