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Shadowing is a term heard frequently in the memory care community for when a senior citizen displays clingy behavior to a loved one or caretaker. There are many reasons your loved one may be shadowing you, but her are three main causes.
Daylight savings time can affect even the healthiest of individuals, but for those suffering from memory issues, less daylight and a changing one’s daily schedule can bring on sudden emotional and behavioral challenges, often referred to as sundowning.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity to connect with family and friends, share a meal together, and celebrate the holiday season. If you plan on celebrating Thanksgiving with a loved one experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, consider implementing these three tips for an enjoyable, stress-free day.
Watching classic movies with your elderly loved ones can help improve memory care by stimulating their mind, triggering old memories, and creating opportunities for socialization.
It’s officially the fall season and for our elderly loved ones, maintaining a healthy body temperature is paramount to their wellbeing. Here are three major tips to share with our elderly loved ones to ensure they are warm and healthy at home in preparation for the changing seasons.
While our elderly loved ones may spend less time on the internet than the rest of the general public, they are still targets for cybercrimes and other scams. Identity theft, Medicare fraud, or financial scams by strangers or close acquaintances can go unnoticed by seniors with little to no online experience.
Caretaking styles will evolve over time as the memory issues progress and behaviors change. It may be hard for your loved one to admit they need help or to accept help, but there are a few tips to keep in mind to ease the way as a family caregiver.
Learning to listen more carefully will give your loved one the space and time they need to communicate their wants and needs to you.
Communication can become difficult for individuals as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia progresses, but communication is more than just verbal interaction. Allow your loved ones with dementia to maintain their sense of independence by providing additional signals of communication with your body language.
Communication can help people with dementia sustain relationships and maintain their sense of independence. Your loved one’s ability to reason clearly and present rational ideas may lessen, but there are many ways you can help them continue to cultivate meaningful conversation.