Technology for Older Adults

Technology for Older Adults

Technology can be of great benefit to older adults. We found an interesting infographic report on “Designing Technology for the Aging Population”. The report is from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, located at the University of Southern...

Incontinence with Dementia

How Do You Solve the Problem of Incontinence with Dementia? … It Depends … Although the title of this article is designed to make one smile, incontinence and dementia are no laughing matter. Incontinence, which refers to the loss of control of bowel and/or...

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...