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Practical Nursing Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease

Practical Nursing Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease
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Caregiver Tips: Washing and Bathing Someone wirh Alzheimer's Disease
Helping someone with Alzheimer's take a bath or shower can present a number of challenges. It can promote anxiety and embarrassment for previously independent people. Here are some caregiver tips to make washing and bathing more relaxing.
Preparing for a Hospital Admission
Preparing for a Hospital Admission. Advice for Alzheimer's Caregivers & Hospital Staff
Sundowning, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Sundowning is the term used to describe the increased confusion and agitation that occurs later in the day and evening and sometimes into the night. I suggest some causes and ways of dealing with sundowning.
Restraint Use in Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Restraint use in dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Top Tips for a Healthy Diet for Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia can affect people's ability to take a balanced diet. Behavior changes such as apathy, agitation, anxiety, wandering impacts on diet, nutrition and health. People with Alzheimer's need to keep as healthy as possible to maximize their feeling of wellbeing. It will help the caregivers too. Find out top tips for a healthy diet and ALzheimer's disease
Management & Treatment of Urine Infections
Accurate diagnosis and treatment of urinary infections can often cure or at least minimize symptoms, so don't put off visiting your doctor.
Medication as Chemical Restraint
Medication can help, especially when behavior puts the independance and best care of an individual at risk. But it is rarely the total answer.
Footwear
footwear
Keep Warm in Cold Weather
Keeping warm in cold weather also becomes more important because as we get older and our body temperature drop there is an increased risk of strokes, heart attacks and breathing difficulties
Behavioral Treatment for Fecal Incontinence for People with Dementia
Fecal incontinence in someone with dementia is difficult for a person with dementia and their caregiver. This article looks at a behavioral approach, a toilet training program, to treat fecal incontinence where dementia is causing the problem.
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Risk Factors
High blood pressure and raised serum cholesterol levels are risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
Fecal Incontinence & Dementia
Fecal incontinence is much more common than people might imagine. Here we examine fecal incontinence in states of dementia.
Blood Pressure Machines
Check out our top picks for automatic blood-pressure machines.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Alzheimer's Disease
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Alzheimer's Disease
Step by Step Alzheimer's Hand and Nail Care
Step by Step hand and nail care in Alzheimer's.
Incontinence Aids
Incontinence aids for men and women
Concealing Medication in Food and Drink
Is it ethical to hide medication in the food of someone with a dementia such as Alzheimer's disease?
Causes of Fecal Incontinence in Alzheimer's
Fecal incontinence is stigmatizing, embarrassing and causes misery to both with person with Alzheimer's and their caregiver.
Total Mouth Care
Caregivers need to clean the person's teeth or dentures gently every morning, evening and after each meal.
Mouth Care Tips
As caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's you need to help them with their dental hygeine and mouthcare. Mouth and dental hygeine care is very important to maintain best physical and mental health of the individual incapacitated by illness and disease.
Mouth Care
As caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's you need to help them with their dental hygeine and mouthcare. Mouth and dental hygeine care is very important to maintain best physical and mental health of the individual incapacitated by illness and disease.
Urinary Tract Infection and Alzheimer's Disease
Urinary tract infection in the elderly or in people with Alzheimer's can profoundly affect not only their health but can result in significant behavioral changes.
Alzheimer's nursing residents vision goes uncorrected
Alzheimer's nursing residents vision goes uncorrected
Condom Catheters
In Alzheimer's disease incontinence often becomes a major source of stress for the person with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. In this article I look at the condom catheter for men.
Catheter Care
If you can assist the catheterized person in their hygiene rather than doing it yourself. Make the judgement yourself.
Blood Pressure Explained
Blood pressure results from two forces. One created by the heart as it pumps blood into the arteries through the circulatory system. The other is the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence is a fact of life for millions of people but the causes and types of incontinence do differ. Incontinence is not necessarily an inevitable part of Alzheimer's so in this article I explain the importance of investigating incontinence and the types of urinary incontinence it is useful to be aware of.
How to Take Blood Pressure - step by step
How to take someone's blood pressure. A step by step guide with illustrations.
Fungal Nail Infection
Fungal nail infections may be difficult to treat and may often recur. It can result in permanent damage.
Pressure Sore Prevention & Treatment
Also known as pressure ulcers, bed sores, or skin ulcers; pressure sores are areas of damaged skin and tissue at the points on the body where sustained pressure, friction or moisture leads to the skin being injured.
Responding to a Seizure
Dealing with someone that is having a seizure can be scary. When someone is having a 'fit' their muscles jerk, they can lose conciouness, they often fall to the ground and can make noises- rasping, shouting out, their faces grimace, they can become rigid
Dental Care in Dementia
At least one in five people with dementia are missing out on dental care because of concerns by their caregiver.
Fecal Incontinence 2
Fecal incontinence treatments can help alleviate the problem.
Understanding the Causes of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is often associated with elderly people or those with Alzheimer's disease. But, incontinence may have nothing to do with age or Alzheimer's disease as this feature points out.
Treat Incontinence with Behavioral Techniques
How to treat urinary incontience with behavioral techniques.
Causes of wandering in Alzheimer's disease
If you are aware of the causes of wandering you can minimise the risks of someone with Alzheimer's becoming lost.

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