Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Daylight Savings Time: How It Affects Seniors & How To Cope

Remembering when to set our clocks an hour ahead or an hour behind is difficult enough for the average person. Making such changes in the lives of seniors, especially those who already face the challenges of memory disorders, can have adverse effects. When a senior relies on routine to get through the day, disrupting that […]

Understanding the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

September marks World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This means our focus this month should be on further understanding what Alzheimer’s Disease is and how it compares to dementia. Knowing the difference between the two can help you ensure your loved ones get the best care possible. To help you out,  we have outlined the similarities and […]

Tips for Better Communication with Alzheimer’s Patients

Helping people with Alzheimer’s communicate can be challenging, but it can greatly improve their daily lives. Over time, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Everyone’s situation is unique, and changes in communication may not seem different or pronounced during the early stages of Alzheimer’s. As the disease progresses, […]

Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients with Sundowning Symptoms

When you are caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, you may notice changes in their personality during the late afternoon and evening. You are not alone in experiencing this shift. Doctors call this change in behavior and mood sundowning, or sundown syndrome. The change in sunlight seems to be the trigger. Sundowning symptoms can […]

A Guide for Alzheimer’s Care: 7 Steps for Maintaining Quality of Life

Preserving the dignity and quality of life of a family member overcome with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is easier to do when you are familiar with the individuality of the AD patient. The following is a checklist of important information you should know about the loved one you are caring for: How does he or she […]