Interacting with a loved one who has symptoms of dementia can often feel like a daunting task. However, there are several strategies caregivers can employ to not only improve communication but also facilitate more fulfilling conversations with an aging adult. It’s important to first consider the various ways dementia can affect the mind. If your […]
As we age through life, it’s common to fall out of touch with some friends and family. Of course, healthy relationships are important at every age – but the necessity of socialization for older adults is critical for their overall health. Studies have shown that regular social interactions help keep people physically, mentally, and emotionally […]
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are known for causing a multitude of mood and behavior changes. One common example of this is sundown syndrome. Sundown syndrome, also known as sundowning or late-day confusion, is a term used to describe a notable increase in restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion that typically lasts through the […]
As we learn more about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, we also discover new evolving therapies to help individuals living with neurocognitive disorders. Multi-sensory stimulation has different benefits for individuals, depending on their condition, current mood, and personal needs. The benefits are so significant that organizations that care for seniors are increasingly creating multi-sensory […]
People often wonder if Alzheimer’s disease is the same as dementia. The terms are frequently used interchangeably, and people assume that they have the same meaning. Dementia is a broad term that describes a wide range of disorders involving cognitive impairment due to brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and […]
Earlier this week, the FDA approved aducanumab – a new drug developed to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who show early signs of the condition. Aducanumab, which will be sold under the brand name “Aduhelm” is the first therapy for Alzheimer’s disease to have gone through the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway. However, since […]
Moving a loved one to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living community is a transition like no other. Caregivers experience guilt, anxiety, and fear. Preparing ahead of time helps you to relax, think positively and realize that senior living facilities and today’s healthy aging lifestyles are often life-changing – in excellent and healthy ways.
When visiting an aging parent at an assisted living facility, plan your visit. Time spent with family is essential for everyone. Engage in shared activities like memory building exercise games and puzzles. Here are some tips for meaningful visits for caregivers, children and their elderly parents.