Memory Care

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.

10 Tips About Alzheimer’s Disease for World Alzheimer’s Month

10 Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease for World Alzheimer’s Month

10 Tips for Dementia Patients to Celebrate Healthy Aging Month

Celebrating Healthy Aging Month: 10 Tips for Dementia Patients

Healthy Aging Month

September is national Healthy Aging Month, created by Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine. For the last few decades, Healthy Aging Month has provided an annual opportunity for seniors and those who care for them to reevaluate their health, lifestyles and habits, and find inspiration for adding more healthy activities into their daily lives.

Tips for Using Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

When we were kids, a challenging jigsaw puzzle could keep us occupied for hours. Many adults still enjoy passing the time putting puzzles together with friends and family. For children, puzzles help develop important spatial and visual skills, yet the benefits of jigsaw puzzles are relevant for adults, too. Especially for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, jigsaw puzzles help the brain in more ways than one.

Dealing with Dementia-Related Behavior: Dos and Don’ts for Caregivers

As an individual experiences the life-altering changes of progressive dementia – the loss of memories, confusion, sensory problems, diminishing abilities, the struggle to communicate – it’s common that challenging behaviors evolve in response to their ever-changing world. For a caregiver of a loved one with memory loss, dealing with challenging behaviors such as aggression, suspicion and delusions can be emotionally difficult and, in some cases, dangerous for both of their safety.

Tips on Heat Therapy Benefits for Dementia Patients

The Benefits of Heat Therapy for Dementia Patients

Within the last decade, holistic therapies have become increasingly popular treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. While holistic therapies, such as art therapy, aromatherapy, sensory stimulation and others, do not cure memory loss, they can provide remarkable benefits in individual function, comfort and overall well-being.

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