Forgetfulness: Do I Have Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?
Forgetfulness is a common issue with the elderly as they grow older. This can be completely normal, or it can be a sign of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. This is how you can tell.
Why It's Hard to Downsize When Moving Into an Assisted Care Facility
Seniors gather a house full of memories in their lifetime. Downsizing to a care facility challenges families to respect the stuff, provide closure for a lifetime of treasures.
Low Air Loss Mattress: When to Use It and How to Get It Covered
A low air loss mattress is used in care of the aging or immobile to treat or prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores). It is either often underutilized, and most do not know how it is paid for.
Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis
Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome—a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition. It is vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.
5 Key Tips to Communicating With Dementia Patients
Remember these five key guidelines in order to effectively communicate with dementia patients. Communication is key in caring for and maintaining relationships with people suffering from dementia.
Coloring Activities for Adults With Alzheimer's and Dementia
Coloring is an excellent activity for children of all ages. It can be a good activity for someone with Alzheimer's, as long as a few important issues are taken into consideration.