Caregiver

Dementia & Spousal Safety: How to Manage Aggressive Behavior

Dementia & Spousal Safety: How to Manage Aggressive Behavior

Considering the changes one goes through as their dementia progresses – the loss of memories, confusion, sensory problems, diminishing abilities, the struggle to communicate – it’s no wonder that aggression is a common response to their ever-changing world. For the spouse of a loved one with memory loss, dealing with aggressive behavior can be emotionally trying and, in some cases, dangerous for both partners’ safety. If your spouse becomes violent, learning how to manage their aggression is vital. 

Lighten Up Your Lifestyle: Benefits of Humor in Caregiving

Benefits of Humor in Caregiving

In the face of a serious injury, chronic illness or age-related challenges, finding humor may often be the last thing on a caregiver’s mind. Stressed or overwhelmed caregivers may even consider laughter to be inappropriate around a loved one who is suffering. However, many loved ones, their family members and health care experts have discovered life-enhancing benefits from embracing everyday humor in caregiving situations.

8 Reasons to Downsize with a Smile: A New Perspective on Assisted Senior Care

Downsize with a Smile: A New Perspective on Assisted Senior Care

For older adults facing the option of moving to an assisted senior care community, the thought of moving out of their home isn’t always an easy one. It can be emotionally difficult to leave a beloved house, and the idea of a big, physical move can be overwhelming.

Coping with Caregiver Isolation & Taking Steps Toward Self-Care

Coping with Caregiver Isolation & Taking Steps Toward Self-Care

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15.9 million family members and friends provided unpaid care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias in the last year. The majority (just under 75%) claimed to be concerned about maintaining their own health while they dedicate their time and attention to caring for their loved one.

Alzheimer’s and Communication: Techniques for Talking with Your Loved One

Alzheimer’s and Communication

Communication is at the core of our interactions with one another. It’s how we exchange thoughts, express needs and feed relationships. When communication is difficult, we can easily feel disconnected from those we love.

Unfortunately for those living with progressive Alzheimer’s disease, the ability to communicate easily diminishes as time goes on. The degeneration of the brain not only affects the person’s memory, but also their ability to form words, think clearly, follow conversations or understand others.

Tips on Using Music Therapy to Care for those with Memory Loss