October 1, 2014

Careline Phone for Dementia

Pendant phone
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK:

Phones for dementia must be easy-to-use yet feature-rich. With Careline Phones, turn the volume way up, or make an emergency call at the push of a button. Photo-buttons make dialing simple, while an oversized dialing pad does everything a family would expect from a modern phone. Caller announce makes screening calls a snap, with a full-duplex speakerphone to keep everyone in the conversation.

September 30, 2014

"I Am Sorry, This is Hard" plus 5 More Care Phrases

VIDEO:

Teepa Snow, Dementia Care Specialist, shares the important phrases she has found most helpful in caring for someone with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Aphasia in Dementia: Word Jumbles

Jumble of words
Aphasia affects a person's ability to communicate. It affects language functions, such as speaking, understanding what others say, and naming common objects. Learn its causes, types and a few tips.

September 28, 2014

Thought of the Week: Do

Senior couple walking in park with quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Blood Test Spots CTE Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Diagnosing CTE, a dementia common to athletes, is crucial. It's often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's, but CTE needs different treatment. For the first time, there is an experimental test that can confirm a CTE diagnosis during life. See how.

Memories Fade But Feelings Remain

feelings
Caregivers have a profound influence -- good or bad -- on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer's. Learn how.

When You Were Superman

BRILLIANT SONG & ANIMATION:

A touching, wonderful music video about a parent with dementia.

Want Brain Health? Don't Just Exercise. Get Up!

Senior and caregiver on a walk
Sitting too much, even if you exercise at the end of the day for half an hour, will have a detrimental effect on your brain. Get motivated to take better care of your brain by being more active.

Redesigning a Home for Dementia Care

VIDEO:

Good ideas in home design can make a world of difference when caring for people with dementia. See this video packed with great examples and insights.

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