If you’re taking care of a loved one living with dementia, here are some dementia care tips that can prove helpful down the road.
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We revisit an important topic shared with our caregivers by Greg Fowers with Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital regarding dealing with difficult behaviors in caregiving. Part 2
As the only Senior Day Program in Utah Valley, Aspen Senior Day Center has been serving seniors challenged with memory loss and their families in the Provo area for more than 10 years. Aspen provides comprehensive activities specifically focused on all stages of memory loss in a safe, nurturing environment.
There are several theories as to why hearing loss may be associated with dementia. Many revolve around the idea that both dementia and hearing loss increase cognitive load, or the brain’s ability to manage its work. When the brain is overloaded it becomes more difficult to complete the tasks like creating memories, remembering routines, and understanding the environment.
Learn how to be a good support system for someone dealing with this challenging disease.
Reminiscence therapy taps into the five senses — touch, sight, smell, sound, and taste — to help individuals with memory challenges recall people, places, and events from throughout their lifetime.
Caregiver support programs assist family caregivers who are caring for their elderly loved one (most likely a spouse or a parent) who has reached a point where they are no longer able to perform day-to-day activities on their own.
Simplicity is probably the best way to make the holidays go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few simple ways to involve your loved one in memory-friendly activities which will help them feel included and involved.
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.