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15 Mealtime Tips For Those Living With Dementia

15 Mealtime Tips For Those Living With Dementia It’s dinnertime and you’ve prepared a delicious dinner for your family. Your family enters the dining room and sits down at the table while you begin to serve the food. Your mother, who has dementia and lives with you, begins to cause a commotion. She appears agitated…

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How To Reduce Stress Naturally

How To Reduce Stress By Learning to Relax, and Breathe! Learning to relax and breathe to reduce stress is key to staying healthy. Stress can cause shortness of breath and make breathing difficult. Whenever we start to feel short of breath, most people get nervous and anxious which can make matters worse. Anxiety causes our…

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Delirium, Depression and Dementia – The 3 Ds

The 3-Ds! Do you know the difference between the 3 D’s, Delirium, Depression and Dementia? We often think a person has dementia because he has memory problems. This is not what dementia is. Memory loss of recent information is one of the first symptoms we usually see. Dementia is a syndrome (or set of symptoms)…

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Upset And Frustrated With My Demented Mother!

Sandy states that she is really upset and frustrated. So I asked, what exactly is she upset and frustrated about. “My mother is constantly yelling at me and no matter what I try to do for her!  She yells at me all the time. She even tries to hit me! After all I do for her and…

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We Are Being Lied To!

What would you think if I told you we are being lied to by our medical doctors, the FDA, JAMA and most importantly BIG PHARMA? What if you were to find out that most of the ingredients and the foods themselves are outlawed in other countries, yet in America we are being told they are safe?…

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Threat To The Community, Lost In Time – Part VIII

16.“They don’t tell you how to deal with discriminatory landlords who don’t want her living in their property because dementia has rendered her, in their eyes, a ‘threat to the community.” I am not sure here exactly why the landlord feels this way. My guess is that the mom is living alone with Lewy Body…

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No Friends Left, Sadness, Anger – Part VII

13.  “They don’t tell you about the friends she’s had for years who gradually stop coming to visit because they ‘hate seeing her like that’. I’m pretty sure she hates being ‘like that’ too, but she could really do with a friend. They’ll all be at her funeral though, because that’s what friends are for,…

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5 Great Reasons to See a Geriatric Physician

5 Great Reasons to See a Geriatric Physician A Geriatric Physician or Geriatrician is a doctor who specialize in senior health. They’re trained in caring for the elderly and their knowledge can help keep your loved be happy and healthy in their golden years. Our baby boomer generation is now beginning to enter their senior years.…

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Bureaucracy, Disability and UTIs – Part VI

“They don’t tell you about the hours of paperwork, endless bureaucracy and pointless meetings with Social Services you have to trudge through when all you desperately want is some advice and support, but it takes six months for them to assess whether or not you’re entitled to even get on the waiting list for advice…

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Handling Meltdowns And Resentment – Part V

Geriatric Meltdown 8. “They don’t tell you about the helpful passer-by who insists on intervening because they’ve mistaken her having a meltdown in the street (and you desperately trying to get her home) for a geriatric kidnapping.” This is why we say “go with it”!  It is really difficult to see your loved one having a…

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