Consider these suggestions for how to cope with foul language in a loved one with dementia.
Learn how thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your ability to concentrate, remember, react and visually process information.
Learn how palliative care is different than hospice care, when it may be appropriate for someone who has Alzheimer's or another dementia, and how it can help the person and her family members cope.
Wondering how to respond when someone says rude or hurtful things? Try these ways of coping with a loved one's inappropriate comments.
Learn how the quality of the air you breathe may impact your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Have you noticed that sometimes people with Alzheimer's disease do surprising things? Here's one reason.
Learn about some common difficulties with dressing that people with dementia experience and how you can help.
Wondering what "mixed dementia" means? Learn about the definition, prevalence, symptoms, progression and treatment of mixed dementia.
Perhaps your loved one said to you,"Please don't ever put me in a nursing home", and yet you've had to make that decision. How do you cope with the feelings of guilt and grief in a productive way?
How do you convey those important aspects of your loved one's life and personality to others? And, what are the benefits of sharing life stories with others?
The causes of memory loss range from simply being distracted to Alzheimer's disease. Learn about the different reasons we forget information.
Your loving mother's personality appears to have dramatically changed in the last few months. Does she have dementia, and how do you cope with this challenge?
Learn how being overweight or obese can affect your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Learn more about what to expect in the progression of Lewy body dementia, and how this disease progresses differently than Alzheimer's disease.
Learn about the benefits and cautions of using reality orientation as an approach to confusion in people with dementia.
Learn how and why routines and schedules are helpful to people with dementia and their caregivers.
What does the term "dementia" mean? Is there any difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
Learn what the Geriatric Depression Scale is, how it's administered, and how effective it is in measuring depression in older adults.
Learn what types of questions the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia contains, how the test is administered and scored, and how accurate it is in identifying depression in people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
Learn more about the appropriate and inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications such as Resperdol, Zyprexa, Seroquel and Abilfy for people who have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Learn what validation therapy consists of and how to use it to help people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Have you heard people refer to late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer's disease? Learn what is meant by the term "late-onset" Alzheimer's.
Is your loved one in a facility such as a nursing home or assisted living? In some facilities, nurse aides have a different assignment every day, while in others, the rotation of staff is much less frequent. What's behind the idea of consistent caregivers for people with dementia, and does it really matter?
Does training and education really make a difference?
Learn the 6 steps to take in order to implement non-drug approaches in Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.