Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Easy Crafts for Seniors with Dementia

by Dan Bailey

For those whose lives have never been touched by dementia, it’s not always easy to recognize the positive impact a class in crafts for dementia patients can have, especially since some of the participants of an art and crafts class don’t remember what they’ve done minutes later. People who haven’t seen what dementia is like […]

Alzheimer’s Communication: How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

Talking to someone with Alzheimer’s can be a frustrating task if you don’t take the right approach. Effective Alzheimer’s communication often takes a lot more effort than just talking for the sake of breaking the silence. Like any conversation, one with an Alzheimer’s patient is an opportunity to express their thoughts and feel important. It’s […]

Dementia and Sleep: A Sleep Aid for the Elderly

by Dan Bailey

People with dementia often have problems getting a good night’s sleep. Scientists don’t really know the connection between dementia and sleep problems. They can only assume it has to do with the changes these diseases cause to the brain. Like many other symptoms of dementia, those affecting sleep vary from one person to the next. […]

Behavior Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

by Dan Bailey

Every 65 seconds in the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. But, medication and medical knowledge have advanced over the years, and there are several effective Alzheimer’s treatment options available today. This is good news because this disease has rapidly increased over the years. Between 2000 and 2011 alone, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease went up […]

Memory Loss Medication Options

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over 5.7 million people and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Memory loss medication can’t stop or slow down the progression of this disease, but they can help manage many of the common symptoms that go hand in hand with it. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder […]

Impacts of Dementia on the Brain

by Dan Bailey

The impacts of dementia on the brain are complex and not fully understood, but as medical researchers and doctors learn more, the medical community has been able to develop more effective methods to support those who are suffering. Dementia is a degenerative brain condition that affects millions of seniors here in the U.S. and around […]

Advance Care Directives and End of Life Resources

by Dan Bailey

When you are nearing the end of your life, you have a number of advance care directives and other end of life resources available to you. This can help to ensure that you are cared for in your later years in the manner you prefer, even if it reaches the point where you are unable […]

Nine Top Risk Factors for Dementia

by Dan Bailey

Dementia is a broad term that refers to overall cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease. There are many risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing the condition later in life. It is important to note that risk factors are not causes; just because you have one or more risk factors does not necessarily […]

Respite Care San Diego | Everyone Needs a Break

by Dan Bailey

One of the most difficult things for a caregiver to do is to take time out for self-care. Making the decision to include Respite Care San Diego into your care plan could be one of the best things you can do for your loved one and yourself. Dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s […]

Choosing a Dementia Residential Care Home

by Dan Bailey

Choosing a dementia residential care home is not something a person usually does for themselves. The fact that they are often looking for a place for a loved one to live out the rest of their lives makes it even more challenging. Even when you know your loved one’s condition means they are no longer […]

Memory Care or Assisted Living? Making the Best Choice for Mom or Dad

by Dan Bailey

Senior care facilities come in many types, such as memory care and assisted living, and choosing the best community for your mother or father can be confusing. Rule of thumb is that the right place will help keep your parent safe, while also maximizing his or her independence. To make this decision, you need to […]

Managing Your Emotions After an Assisted Living Dementia Placement

by Dan Bailey

Managing your emotions after an assisted living placement is a complex process. When the choice is made to place a Dementia loved one in residential care, you’re likely to encounter an unsettling combination of feelings. It’s important to acknowledge and deal with these feelings because your adjustment to your loved one’s new lifestyle and surroundings […]

Alzheimer’s Dementia Care | 5 important Safety Precautions

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that demands, among other things, dramatic changes in a patient’s surroundings. Alzheimer’s dementia care involves important safety precautions that should be addressed right away. Before we can give attention to treatments and therapies, we initially want to be sure that our loved ones are safe. It can be difficult to […]

Alzheimer’s Care San Diego | How Best to Speak to a Loved One

by Dan Bailey

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging, even on the good days. The Lakeside Manor, Alzheimer’s Care San Diego program has taught us that communication issues are often at the core of family member challenges. Luckily, there are things you can do to help conversations flow more smoothly and ensure that your […]

Dementia Care San Diego │ Understanding Dementia Behavior

by Dan Bailey

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very challenging. While keeping them at home may seem like the right thing to do, there are many benefits to considering a professional Dementia Care San Diego facility. If caring for your loved one is your first experience in dealing with dementia, the changes they undergo may be […]