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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

How To Handle Sundowning

How To Handle Sundowning

SUNDOWNING   Research shows that some people with dementia experience restlessness, agitation, disorientation and other troubling behaviors towards the end of the day. While others may experience a disruption in their body’s sleep-wake cycle. They may become restless and sleepless during the night. Experts call this syndrome sundowning. Sundowning is a symptom of dementia, usually

Ways To Prepare A Healthy Meal For Your Loved One Who Has Dementia

Ways to prepare a healthy meal for your loved one who has dementia

Eating a healthy meal is important. It should always be a part of everyone’s daily life. Not least to those suffering from dementia. It’s just that a bit more effort should be considered when preparing food for a dementia patient in your household. A person with dementia does not require special foods. But as his

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