Sundowning: Symptoms, triggers & strategies
The term ‘sundowning’ or ‘sundown syndrome’ refers to an end-of-day confusion and restlessness that manifests as dusk approaches. This syndrome affects people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. This psychological phenomenon causes behavioural problems that begin to occur as the sun is setting. Those affected may go into a heightened state of aggression or fearfulness, they may suffer from delusions or paranoia and will often begin pacing or wandering. In this…
The Scary Brain Disorder You May Not Know About
This brain disorder is a cousin to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. What is it, and what can you do to prevent or treat it?
New Approaches for Dealing With Difficult Dementia Behaviors
When most people think of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, they picture a senior with a benign, slightly confused demeanor who repeats themselves. But, there is a whole spectrum of other types of behaviors associated with the disease that most of us wouldn’t describe as slightly or “pleasantly confused” by any stretch of the imagination. From angry outbursts […]
Face the reality of death head on - Alzheimer's and Dementia
Face the reality of death head on. An article by Shirley Roberts, the author of Doris Inc., on palliative care and dealing with the death of a loved one.
The Profile of a Long-Term Care Caregiver
Imagine working 20 hours a week at a part-time job for five years -- and never getting paid for it. That’s the average amount of time volunteered by long-term health care caregivers as they help care for a friend, family member or acquaintance.
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Private Caregiver vs. Home Care Agency
If your elderly parents want to stay at home, then you might be looking at in-home care. Let's consider the pros and cons of hiring a private caregiver or using a licensed agency.
25 Lessons Learned From Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Although we are taught important life lessons every day, the most memorable come from those we love the most. Caring for a parent or senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our lives. The Top 25 […]