Tag Archive: dementia

The Power of Knowing: Dementia, What to Expect and How to Prepare

The Power of Knowing Dementia, What to Expect and How to Prepare Friday, June 23 | 12 – 1:00 p.m. Understanding comes from knowing. Those providing care for someone with...
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What’s going to happen next? Grappling With the Unknowns of Illness, Death and Dying

Some things that are comforting: control, knowledge, predictability and routine. Some things that are uncomfortable: lack of control, the unknown, unpredictability and chaos. When faced with a serious illness, having...
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Holiday Travel and Serious Illness

When a loved one is sick, figuring out how to coordinate holiday gatherings can be a real challenge, particularly if you have family that lives far away. Before deciding what...
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When Your Loved One With Dementia Acts Aggressively

Hitting, pinching, scratching, hair-pulling, biting, threatening, shouting and swearing are just a few of the aggressive behaviors a person with dementia might display. Have you struggled with any of these...
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How to Avoid Yet Another Bath War

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know bath time can be a real battle. Your loved one or resident may say “I just had...
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Lunch & Learn: Dementia Talk – June 15

Dementia Talk: Why do they do that . . . and what can I do about it? This workshop looks at the four most difficult dementia behaviors: bath wars, social...
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Tips for Effective Communication

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Communication can be one of the greatest barriers for those whose loved ones are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Thelma Branson, a registered...