October 30, 2014

What Causes Sundowning? Frustration or Chemistry?

In "Sundowning syndrome," people with dementias such as Alzheimer’s show high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity and delirium. It typically occurs in late afternoon and evening, before their normal time to go to bed. Learn how brain biology explains “sundowning.”

DICE Method Helps Handling Agitation & Aggression in Dementia

An innovative technique called "DICE" empowers caregivers, patients & health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems in people with dementia. Learn how it can reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs and make life easier for everyone.

October 29, 2014

Talking Alarm Clock

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK:

A clear female-voice verbally reminds your loved one to take their meds up to 4 times a day. Can't sleep through the alarm - it keeps going until the button is pushed. The large digital display of the day, date, and time are easy to read. Punch the green button and it announces the time, day and date. Regular, loud and extra-loud settings. This wonderful clock gives people with dementia a little more independence.

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October 28, 2014

Movement Blocks in Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Getting physical resistance from the person you care for? Teepa Snow shows how it may not be them, nor you. It could be an automatic reaction caused by a type of dementia such as Lewy Body Dementia. Watch this 4-minute clip to help you be a better, less frustrated, more effective caregiver.

October 26, 2014

Thought of the Week

Are Alzheimer's Smell Tests Better Than Memory Tests?

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Two new studies suggest that odor identification tests can help diagnose Alzheimer's. They may even be able to predict the onset of memory problems. The tests are easy to administer and inexpensive. Find out more.

Kim Campbell Discusses Glen's Stage 6 Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

Glen Campbell's wife Kim shares the real story of how her husband is doing in the sixth stage of Alzheimer's.

How to Make a Dementia Sensory Room

VIDEO, ARTICLE & FREE 70 PAGE BOOK:

The free book, "How to Make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia", has been unveiled as part of the Inside Out Festival. Learn more about Dementia Sensory Rooms. Download the rich, colorful, 70-page book.

Busting 5 Alzheimer's Myths

VIDEO:

Terry Berry, living life with early-onset dementia, busts 5 of the most common myths surrounding Alzheimer's.

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