Category Archives: Dementia Articles

Caring For Your Stroke Patients Who Have Dementia With Karen Malone

Podcast With Karen Malone

Today we have Karen Malone who is also a Physical Therapist. Her specialty is stroke. We’re here today to learn about stroke and the different interventions that we can do if you have a patient who has dementa and also had a stroke. In this episode with Karen Malone: 01:00 – Where is Karen Malone

How To Handle Incontinence

How To Handle Incontinence

Incontinence refers to the involuntary release of urine from the bladder or bowel movement. Most people with dementia experience this situation especially in the later stages of the disease. It can be caused by many factors, including: Failure to recognize the need to use the toilet Obstacles on the way to the toilet, like clutter

How To Handle Patients Who Wander

How To Handle Patients Who Wander

Once the person with dementia experiences memory problems and is still able to walk, he is likely to wander. He will walk aimlessly as he becomes disoriented or confused. And the challenge here is that he most likely forgets even his name or address. This symptom could happen even in the early stage of the

How To Minimize Agitation

How To Minimize Agitation

It is common for persons with dementia to be anxious or agitated. It does occur as the disease advances. Agitation covers a range of behaviors, like irritability, sleeplessness, and verbal or physical aggression. Such behaviors may be due to varied factors. Medical condition, medication, fatigue, fear, and some environmental circumstances can trigger or worsen their

How To Cope With A Loved One Who Has Dementia?

How To Cope With A Loved One Who Has Dementia?

How to Cope with a loved one who has dementia? The number of dementia cases worldwide is on the rise year after year. How, then, would you cope when you discover you have a loved one that has a dementia? Dementia is not a normal part of aging. And, not all elderly may experience the

What Is Dementia?

What Is Dementia?

Dementia is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is a broad name referring to a long-term and gradual deterioration of a person’s mental ability. The condition can be severe enough to obstruct the sufferer’s daily life. Dementia occurs when the brain cells stop working as they should, affecting the person’s ability to think, remember,

Stages Of Dementia

Stages Of Dementia

Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia (GDS) (also known as the Reisberg Scale1)   Stage 1: No Dementia; No Cognitive Decline ● In this stage, the person functions normally. He has no memory loss and is mentally healthy. People with NO dementia would be considered to be in Stage 1.   Stage

How To Communicate With Patients Who Has Dementia

How to communicate with patients who has dementia

How to communicate with patients who has dementia. When I first came here in the United States, I encountered a lot of dementia patients. I did not know how to handle them. They were reluctant to receive care. They refused to undergo therapy. They refused virtually anything I offered them. But with patience and persistence,

How To Handle Behaviors

How to handle behaviors

How to handle behavior One of the issues I encountered among dementia patients is their varied behavioral patterns. Every now and then, they would demonstrate hostile acts and refuse to receive any care. At times, they may hurt their caregivers both physically and emotionally. Their violent speech and actions can be stressful and a drain

Tips In Bathing A Dementia Patient

Tips In Bathing A Dementia Patient

BATHING Bathing is a private and personal matter. It is a necessity for people, in general. But, for a person with dementia, it is the most dreadful thing to do. He often refuses, withdraws, or fights when bath or shower time comes. Many professionals and care providers claim that bathing a person with dementia is

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