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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

Dementia Bathing Patients

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

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

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