Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be devastating and overwhelming. It is normal to feel hesitant or worried about how family and friends may respond, but remember there is no right or wrong way to break the news.
We all know how deeply valuable our memories are—both of the past and the ones we intend on making in the future. Our memories make us who we are, they’re a living collection of all the experiences we’ll ever have, and the prospect of losing them is frightening. It’s fortunate then that there are completely natural ways of maintaining brain health at any age, and here is how.
Long-term caregiver, Betty De Filippis, gives her tips regarding her experiences with her mother-in-law, Joan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. As the disease progressed through four years of caregiving, Betty learned many different techniques that aided —
When most of us think about staying fit we immediately think about our body from the neck down. However, brain fitness plays a vital role in nearly everything we do – thinking, working, playing, remembering, socializing, and communicating. It’s predicted
Knowledge, patience, and practice are key to providing smart and compassionate care to people with dementia and support to their families. What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease, it is the term used to describe several different diseases of
Memory care takes a team, and it takes a special approach to really benefit those dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Because of this, Aspen Senior Day Center in Provo, Utah utilizes a unique approach to help those
Holidays are a time for family gatherings, fun traditions, and the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, holidays can also be stressful for those caring for someone who has been diagnosed with dementia. Involving and caring for your loved one during the festivities
Behavior “Sundowning” or Sundowners Syndrome, is a term used to describe a state of confusion and anxiety which typically occurs during the early morning, late afternoon, or early evening when daylight and darkness are transitioning. Individuals may show any variety
1. Adult Day Care gives family caregivers the break they need. Aspen Senior Day Center provides a safe and engaging atmosphere in which seniors can spend their day several times a week with our professional caregivers. This wonderful senior care
Here are the important DOs Learn more about Dementia DO understand that there are various types of dementia and that dementia is an “umbrella” term used to cover many causes of brain failure such as: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Dementia