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Category: Dementia Care

April 9, 2019

The Power of Music in Dementia Care

From time to time we all get a song stuck in our heads. After a while it can become aggravating because we can’t stop hearing it and humming it. However, when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, that is a good thing. Music therapy is beneficial and calming for those with dementia.

February 4, 2019

Love Me Now: Being Present With Dementia

We spoke with Sarah Rowan, whose husband and sister lived with dementia, to learn how she has honed her joyous way of loving someone with dementia. Here are five steps to get you started down the path she has prepared.

January 22, 2019

10 Practical Methods for Calming Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can feel like a daily battle. These strategies can help you respond to the challenges of dementia in an effective and mindful way.

January 8, 2019

Your Parent’s Dementia Diagnosis – Finding the Right Words to Say

If your parent received a dementia diagnosis, you may feel unsure of the right things to say. These dos and don’ts will make your parent feel supported.

January 2, 2019

Puppetry and Dementia Care

Puppetry and dementia care can go hand in hand. Try this advice on using puppets to improve communication, allow for expression, ease stress and much more.

December 11, 2018

Validating Without Lying: Validation Theory and Dementia

Enter your loved one’s world without lying to them to protect your relationship and their dignity. Learn how to use Validation Theory to improve communication in dementia.

December 3, 2018

“Yes, and” … Improv can Help You have More Good Days with Dementia

Can the four basic rules of improvisational comedy help you to communicate more effectively with a loved one suffering from dementia? Yes they can and chances are you will never forget them.

November 13, 2018

Is Dementia a Normal Part of Aging?

Recognize the difference between normal aging and dementia and learn what else might be causing memory problems.

October 29, 2018

Five Ways to Help a Parent with Dementia who Refuses Care

The terrible thing about dementia is that in the early stages people are aware that their brain is changing. They often recognize the signs of memory loss, confusion and the inability to handle daily activities. It is a frightening time

October 25, 2018

Can Dementia Come And Go?

Surprised by a loved one’s lucidity? Take a look why dementia may seem to “come and go” and how to deal with all the ups and downs.

October 15, 2018

24 Ways to Deal With Sundowners Syndrome (12 for Tonight)

Here are 12 tactics to try tonight if your mom or dad is up all night, or up from dementia-related sundowners.

October 8, 2018

Effective Communication in Late Stage Dementia

Use ‘gist’ to communicate with someone in late stage dementia. What is gist you say? We explain how to understand what a person means, not what they say.

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