Independence

Celebrating National Senior Independence Month

National Senior Independence Month

In honor of National Senior Independence Month, we’re taking the opportunity to share ideas about independence in the face of dementia’s challenges. Often, caregivers and families see dementia as something that takes away independence from their loved one. While this may be the case in some respect, especially in the later stages of the disease, it is possible to encourage freedom, agency and independence even in the midst of challenging symptoms.

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

If you’ve been caring for a loved one with memory loss, you’ve likely heard how important it can be to establish a daily routine. Routines can be helpful for those with diminishing cognitive abilities as they provide structure for the day and allow for natural cuing of what happens next. However, routines can become harmful if they begin to take away your loved one’s freedom of choice.

Memory Care Tips: The Importance of Honoring Choice and Preferences

Tips on the Importance of Honoring Individual Choice in Memory Care

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