Category Archives: Caregiver Tips

Daily Dementia Dose: Why do my loved one keeps on asking the same question again and again?

Dementia keeps on asking question again

Why do dementia patients keep on asking the same question again and again? Sometimes it’s really irritating for us caregivers. Actually, they’re not asking the same question because they want to know the answer. They’re asking the question because they have insecurities. They have fear within themselves. I know it’s really irritating that you have

Daily Dementia Dose: Caregiving is just like a Roller Coaster Ride. Just enjoy the ride.

Dementia Roller Coaster Ride

Caregiving is just like a roller-coaster ride. A week ago, we had a good vacation with family. We went to Disneyworld and we of course rode roller-coasters. The destination of the roller-coasters are on the other side. We know that we will encounter some ups and downs, and even twisting and going around. Caregiving is

Daily Dementia Dose: You are the Average of the 5 People You Hang Out With

We’re coming to you live here from Tampa, Florida. We just attended a really cool seminar, and the one thing I’ve learned is that you are the average of the five people that you hang out with. That’s my challenge for you today. Hang out with positive minded people. So if you are a caregiver

Daily Dementia Dose: Prevent Caregiver Burnout

I’m coming to you live from Union City, Tennessee, right here at the gasoline station. My gasoline indicator said, “Hey you need to fill up.” So I immediately found a gasoline station and filled up my gas tank because I don’t want to empty out my gasoline. It’s the same thing with care-giving when we’re

Why do dementia patients say “I want to go home?”

dementia patients I want to go home

I saw a post from Bob DeMarco. He has a podcast called Alzheimer’s Reading Room. It’s very good. And he posted there about dementia patients wanting to go home. Why do they want to go home? Their long-term memory is intact and their short-term memory is gone. They want to go back to their comfort

God Is Always Working In The Background

God Is Always Working In The Background

The other day, I saw a patient. It’s an early onset Alzheimer’s and she’s 50 something year old. She’s actually on the end stage already. She can’t follow directions. She’s on the end stage. I told her husband that I can’t do anything with her with regards to physical therapy. That I’m not going to

They May Forget Your Name, They May Forget Who You Are, But They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

May Forget Your Name

Yesterday, there was a conference in Union City called – Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator Group Training. They made us feel welcome. I listened to all the lectures but I actually forgot all the things they said. However, I will never forget how they made me feel. The people there made us feel very important, they welcomed

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month

mental-health

What do mental health and dementia have in common? Mental illness is a disorder of the brain. Same with dementia. In physical therapy term, we have what we call strength reserve. The more strength reserve that we have, the higher the chances of a person to recover when they injure themselves or when they have

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