Category Archives: Caregiver Tips

Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot give what you do not have

Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot give what you do not have I think last Monday or Tuesday, I wasn’t able to go live because I was just so tired. I was seeing patients and doing a lot of paperwork. I was just so tired and in reality, I cannot give what I do not have.

Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World

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Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World Today, I’m thankful for our vehicles, our cars, I am going to take it to Walmart to get the oil changed. I’m still thankful for it because we have a vehicle to drive to and from work. Number two that I am grateful for is

Daily Dementia Dose: Attitude of Gratitude

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Daily Dementia Dose: Attitude of Gratitude Yesterday I just received the copy of our Caregiver Freedom Journal. It’s a very quick journal that You can write down on everyday for 60 days. You can write down in the attitude of gratitude journal and we have an inspirational quote for caregivers at the top of the

Daily Dementia Dose: How to handle conflict?

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Daily Dementia Dose: How to handle conflict? Conflict is always there. If you have a dementia patient or a loved one with this condition, there will always be conflict and argument. Even Jesus Christ himself said, “I come into this world not to give peace, but to come and give trials and tribulation.” Conflict is

Daily Dementia Dose: How to prevent caregiver burnout

Daily Dementia Dose: How to prevent caregiver burnout If you are a caregiver, taking care of your patients or your loved ones, and if you’re taking care of them 24/7, you’re going to get burned out. My wife worked as a nurse. If a nurse works a 12-hour shift, they get tired. They need to

MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all

MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all This morning I received a message from one of my high school friends and she was telling me stuff that are not really nice at all for me. They were not really pleasant at all. She wanted to connect with

MisUnderstanding Dementia: Running Your Own Race

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 MisUnderstanding Dementia: Running Your Own Race A lot of caregivers, nurses, or therapists like me, we sometimes compare our dementia patients with other dementia patients. Every patient is different, like every person is different. Last night, when we were at the church, the pastor said – It’s not where you’re coming from, it’s not

MisUnderstanding Dementia: Why is my loved one always angry?

MisUnderstanding Dementia

MisUnderstanding Dementia: Why is my loved one always angry? Our loved ones with dementia, they go through different stages. The first 2 stages is the denial stage. Where they think that they can still do some things that they are unable to do anymore. The next stage is what you call about the anger or

Daily Dementia Dose: Tips on Bathing Your Dementia Patients

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Daily Dementia Dose: Tips on Bathing Your Dementia Patients There are certain reasons why your dementia patient doesn’t want to take a bath. First is what we call – visual spatial issues. Basically they have problems with their vision, and they’re afraid to go to the bathroom because it’s just white. They have difficulty going

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