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Sundowning Sydrome in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The doctor said that your parent’s attitude and personality might seem different as his or her dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis progresses. But up until now, it has just been the little things – forgetting to take medication, dropping words, sleeping more.But this week, things have escalated. He's not sleeping; her anxiety level seems up, and [...]

Resistant Behavior with Dementia

Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, behavior undeniably changes and resistance is inevitable. What were once regular daily habits, routines, and tasks may be now seen as stilted or repetitively performed. Or, in the case of personal hygiene, for example, they may be stubbornly avoided. Changes in a loved one’s behavior, [...]

In Home Alzheimer’s Care – Early Stage Caregiving

Lessons for In Home Alzheimer's Care Learning that a loved one has Alzheimer's disease can be devastating and overwhelming. Not only do you have to come to terms with the reality of the illness, but it's also important to learn about Alzheimer's care, so that you're equipped to help support your loved one [...]