Dementia

How Digital Technology Improves Dementia Care

How Digital Technology Improves Dementia Care

In today’s world, digital technology seems to impact every aspect of our lives. From the way we communicate to how we enjoy entertainment, technology plays a part. Its impact on senior care is no different. Thanks to innovative computer programs and new technology, caring for seniors with dementia can be more streamlined, effective and beneficial to both seniors and their caregivers.

Making a Clear Difference Through Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™

“As a community dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors with memory loss and the families who love them, we require a unique approach to caring for this detrimental disease,” says Jimmie Fay Griffin, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida. “At Clarity Pointe, we don’t simply focus on the skills and abilities that dementia takes away from a person. Instead, our approach is life-affirming, positive and supportive.”

Brain-Stimulating Benefits of Puzzles for Seniors with Dementia

The Benefits of Puzzles

For seniors living with the challenges of dementia and memory loss, it can be difficult to find activities that help them feel productive, capable and relaxed. Many caregivers of a loved one with dementia struggle to engage them in meaningful pastimes to curb their restlessness or stimulate their mind. One simple solution to engaging seniors with dementia is to immerse them in fun activities that include just the right amount of puzzling stimulation.

Community Resources for Caring for a Spouse with Dementia

Resources for Caring for a Spouse with Dementia

When a spouse or partner is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the responsibilities of caring for their needs in a new way can add stress to your lifestyle and tension to your relationship. The dynamics of caring for a spouse are different than caring for a parent, as the emotional support you offered each other may threaten to weaken with their disease. However, spousal caregivers can have hope as they learn to find support from other resources to help them through their caregiving journey.

5 Benefits of a Personalized Memory Care Program

No two cases of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are exactly the same. The diagnosis, progression of the disease, exhibition of symptoms and challenging behaviors are unique for every person who lives with memory loss. When caring for such a complex, wide-ranging disease, shouldn’t the methods for care be just as personalized for each individual?

Planning Meals for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s: Tips for Success

Planning Meals for Those With Alzheimer's Disease

When a loved one is living with the challenges of memory loss, daily activities that we often take for granted can become difficult to manage. As Alzheimer’s disease (and other forms of dementia) progresses, a person eventually loses the abilities to cook or prepare a meal, choose healthy foods to eat, use utensils and, in some late-stage cases, chew or swallow without difficulty. As a person’s skills and cognitive abilities gradually worsen, it often falls on their caregiver to make sure they eat properly and get enough nutrients in their diet.

How to Celebrate National Family Caregiver’s Month

National Caregiver's Month

For the majority of the five million people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, their care is provided by a member of their family. Family caregivers are unpaid and typically have little formal training in dementia care; yet, they ensure the safety and well-being of many seniors in need. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to celebrate your hard work this November during National Family Caregiver’s Month.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Effective Communication: Talking to Your Loved One with Dementia

Tips for Managing Prescription Medications for a Loved One with Dementia

Managing Prescription Medications for a Loved One with Dementia

Adults over the age of 65 use more prescription and over-the-counter medications than any other age group. Chronic illnesses, more frequent injuries, weaker immune systems and other physical conditions all contribute to high levels of medication use in seniors. While it’s beneficial to live in an age of medical advancements, medication use can cause serious problems if not handled safely. The risk for misuse increases when a senior is living with a memory impairment like dementia.

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