Dementia Care: How to Cope with Loss of Inhibitions

It is not uncommon for an individual living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to lose their inhibitions and judgment. As the disease progresses, an individual may develop behaviours that you find embarrassing, even hurtful. Many caregivers become distressed when a family member behaves in a way that is out of character. Some people with … Continue reading Dementia Care: How to Cope with Loss of Inhibitions

Caregiver Tips to Help Manage Incontinence and Dementia

As dementia progresses many people experience incontinence (a loss of bladder and bowel control). Caregivers often have to take a person to the toilet and cope with incontinence episodes. These situations can be embarrassing for everyone concerned and a major challenge in the later stages of dementia. If a loved one with dementia starts to … Continue reading Caregiver Tips to Help Manage Incontinence and Dementia

Strategies to Create Meaningful Interactions in Dementia Care

Caring for someone living with dementia involves adapting to change, sometimes daily. It also involves learning to develop new approaches to communicating with a family member. For carers trying to break old habits and familiar roles can be difficult, especially for spouses. But changing the way you approach everyday tasks and being mindful of the … Continue reading Strategies to Create Meaningful Interactions in Dementia Care

Late Stage Dementia

In the later stages of dementia a person will be completely dependent on caregivers for activities of daily living. Many people living with late stage dementia are in residential aged care or receive some form of nursing care at home. Other health problems can also influence a person’s health and rate of dementia progression. In … Continue reading Late Stage Dementia

Middle Stage Dementia

The middle stages of dementia can last for many years. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses an individual will become more dependant on you for help. During the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, problems with showering, toileting, eating and dressing start to develop. Assisting with everyday tasks can take a toll on caregivers¬†and you may find yourself … Continue reading Middle Stage Dementia