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  • Coping with Behaviors – for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

    The single most important thing you can do is learn the triggers to frustration or anger. Often a well-meaning caregiver will ask for something their loved one has always been able to do (info for taxes or feed the dog)—and the person with dementia may get uncharacteristically angry. Embarrassment or shame or terror is often beneath the expressed anger. Learn more about these symptoms and things you can do to help and protect your loved one, to care for yourself, and to support your relationship with the patient.

  • Dementia 101: Information for Patients and Caregivers

    Dementia is not normal aging. Currently 1 in 10 people over age 65 and 1 in 3 people over age 85 have some form of dementia. And while true dementia is not reversible, survival after a dementia diagnosis can range from 2 to 21 years depending on the type of dementia, age at onset, and other medical conditions. Click here to see our “Dementia 101” video with more helpful information from Dr. Margaret Noel.

  • Dementia and Caregiver Support

    Studies have shown that caregivers of dementia patients take fewer vacations, have fewer hobbies, report higher emotional and physical strain, and many times disrupt close relationships with other family, and even affect their career and job benefits. In this helpful video, we’ll review important steps that caregivers can take to mitigate these strains and to ensure the safety of themselves and their patients and loved ones.

  • Living with Dementia from the Alzheimer Society of Canada

    This rich and varied resource offers encouragement and practical advice for everyday living–both for patient and caregiver. Topics include tips for communication, planning for the future, and staying connected with others in similar situations. It even includes “brain boosters” such as exercise ideas, recipes, and crosswords.

  • Managing Safety for Dementia Patients

    Let’s review things that you can do to improve safety inside the home—to help avoid accidents, disorientation, and overstimulation. This helpful video offers practical tips for dementia patients and their caregivers.