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Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.
Humor is a powerful tool to relieve caregiving stress. Carol Bradley Bursack weighs in on the difference between laughing at someone who is struggling with dementia and the circumstances.
No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.
Mistakes are inevitable when caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's. Some are more avoidable than others. Here are guidelines to avert the most common mistakes.
The only way to truly train to be a caregiver is to be put in their shoes — or, in some cases, their wheel chair. But unfortunately (or, fortunately), you can’t, so a virtual reality is the next best (or worst) thing. It’s the most humbling experience a caregiver can have.
As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.
A doctor weighs in on socialization, diet, and other factors that can help forestall dementia.
If you provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you probably don’t have a lot of time for yourself. Here are some simple self-care tips.
Virtual reality technology can immerse older adults in a three-dimensional environment that transports them to exotic places without having to leave home.
Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.