Dressing and Dementia

Dressing and Dementia

In this article, to continue with the topic of hygiene and dementia we will discuss tips for getting dressed. Just as with bathing (discussed in the previous article), this particular task can pose a lot of frustration among caregivers. Imagine being the person with...

Bathing & Dementia

Hygiene is a topic that comes up often for those struggling with dementia. Bathing, dressing, incontinence and dental care are some of the most common tasks people have trouble following through with. There are many practical tips caregivers can follow when trying to...

Therapeutic Lying

What is a therapeutic lie? A therapeutic lie is the practice of telling “white lies” to a patient with dementia. This is done to keep the person with dementia from becoming agitated. In the support group that I facilitate one of the first responses a group member will...

Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care

What is the difference between home health care and non-medical home care?  At first glance these terms look similar. According to Medicare, home health care is recommended to treat an illness or injury. Typically people choose to use home health care after they have...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

When you think of arthritis you may picture an elderly individual, although people of all ages can experience symptoms of arthritis. It can greatly limit the activities you are able to participate in. It can also lead to an increase in depression. These are both very...

Activities for People with Alzheimer’s

Everyone knows it’s good to keep your brain active as you age. When people have Alzheimer’s, however, their ability to participate in certain activities diminishes. So what can you do with Alzheimer’s? The answer is lots of things! One of my first assignments in...