Tag: caregiver tips

Sundowning

Sundowning

Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s also known as “late-day confusion.” If someone you care for has dementia, their confusion and agitation may get worse in the late afternoon and evening. In...

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Avoiding Falls

Avoiding Falls

                  Risk of Falling is increased by: Conditions that affect balance such as diabetes, heart disease and problems with thyroid, nerves or blood vessels Walking and balance disorders like...

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Happiness To Do List

Happiness To Do List

~ Smile, it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. ~ We are not born happy or unhappy… we must make our own happiness. ~ Start every day with gratitude for all that is good in your life and your world. ~ If you are a caregiver...

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Holiday Tips

Holiday Tips

For caregivers of those with memory challenges: Keep it simple. Don’t over commit. Small groups and familiar places work best for those with memory challenges. Be aware of the signs that your loved one is tired, hungry or overwhelmed and address...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

A health problem for older adults. People who are engaged socially tend to be healthier, even if they have complex medical conditions. Friendships can actually help you live longer.  The benefits of a social life include: Speeds recovery time...

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Steps to Prevent Wandering

Steps to Prevent Wandering

Almost everyone with memory challenges eventually will wander. Here is what caregivers can do to reduce the risk: 1. Pay attention to the individuals’ patterns. 2. Reduce environmental stimulation which can be disorienting. 3. Provide...

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