Nappies, Medication Hallucinations – Part IV

Nappies, Medication, Hallucinations Part IV “They don’t tell you what sort of nappies to buy when she becomes incontinent; let alone how you’re supposed to persuade her to wear one, or how to stop her taking it off and stashing it in a pillow case.” I am assuming that nappies refers to adult incontinent underwear. This…

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How Do I Get Mom To Shower? Part III

 They don’t tell you how to deal with your previously kind, gentle mother swearing at you and hitting you in the head as you     desperately coax her into the shower to try and get rid of the ever-present smell of urine.”  I do hope this mother is not living alone!  Personally, I would take…

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Dementia Article – Bizarre Everyday Challenges – My Response Part II

Dementia Article Part II What that article failed to offer, like most of the others I’ve read over the past three years, is useful, realistic advice about the hundreds of “bizarre everyday challenges” that dementia brings with it. They don’t tell you about the reality of what it’s like to live with this appalling disease.”…

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Dementia Article – My Response Part I

Dementia Article – My Response Part I This dementia article was reprinted with my responses from an article that appeared on Wednesday May 30, 2016 posted by, ‘Admin’ on medicarepublic.com/dementia. If you find value please comment and share this post. Although this one is a bit long, I believe it may help someone who has similar…

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Dementia – They Tell A Lie About These Things- My Response

I read an article yesterday that was posted by, Admin on medicarepublic.com/dementia. I am going to share this article with answers to 15 of the 18 items she mentions. If you find value please comment and share this post. Although long, I believe it may help someone who has similar issues. Here is the article…

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Caught Off Guard By Your Loved One’s Behavior?

When caring for someone living with dementia you may find yourself caught off guard by their behavior. A person with dementia has a brain that is dying which makes caring for them a bit more challenging then caring for someone with CHF or kidney disease. I believe that when you truly understand that there are physical…

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Facing the Stigma of Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Facing the stigma of dementia is often a concern of people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers. People living with this disease report being misunderstood due to the myths and misconceptions that others have about the disease. We need to work to  eliminate the stigma of Alzheimer’s/Dementia disease! So what exactly is a stigma? A stigma…

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25 Tips for Communicating With People Living With Dementia

Communicating with people living with dementia can be very frustrating for both you, the caregiver and the person living with dementia. Most people living with dementia have problems with communication.  They have trouble communicating what they want and or need.   They also have trouble understanding what people are saying to them.  This type of misunderstanding…

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10 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

10 Early Warning Signs of Dementia – Know when to get an assessment. The most common early warning signs of dementia that you should be familiar with are discussed here. If you see two or more of these warning signs in yourself or your loved one, you or your loved one should see a specialist…

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The Cure When You Feel Like Screaming!

You are tired and your loved one has asked you the same question for the ten thousandth time, ok, maybe not ten thousandth, but it sure feels like it, and you feel like screaming.  Or maybe you’re hearing the same story you’ve heard for the thousandth time today; perhaps your loved one clocked you in your head…

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