Welcome to the November newsletter!
Causes of Hallucinations & Delusions in Dementia and Caregiver Tips for Coping
Dementia can affect how an individual perceives the world. A person with dementia may think that she / he can see or hear something that isn’t there or believe something that is not true. In earlier stages of the disease, the individual will usually be able to recognize that this is simply a figment of her imagination. However, as the disease progresses to mid and late stages, these individuals may begin to have more and more trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
Sundowning Top Tips: How to Minimize Confusion with a Daily Care Routine
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced dementia caregivers’ suggestions for devising a routine that will minimize sundowning behaviors.
Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia impacts every aspect of your daily life. As an Alzheimer’s patient loses one ability after another, a caregiver faces tests of stamina, problem solving, and resiliency. Maintaining your emotional and physical fitness is crucial, not just for you but also for the person you’re caring for. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can help you succeed on the caregiving journey.