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4 reasons why caregivers need to be dementia-aware

4 reasons why caregivers need to be dementia-aware

Caregivers at assisted-living facilities have a tough job. They wear many hats as patients under their care have a diversity of aches, illness and disease that add to the complexity of the services they must provide. From my experience as an educator and advocate of...
Eating citrus fruit daily could help prevent dementia

Eating citrus fruit daily could help prevent dementia

The brain is a magnificent machine. Its performance can improve with age despite a reduction in the number of neurons. It is said that no machine can achieve this type of efficiency even as parts are taken away. Despite the brain’s incredible abilities and plasticity...
Drinking wine may help prevent dementia, study finds

Drinking wine may help prevent dementia, study finds

As an educator and advocate of dementia issues, I am always keeping my eye out for research on the topic. I find scientific advancement regarding prevention as most significant. Mostly, because dementia is incurable and degenerative. Therefore, our best hope, at least...
The dos and don’ts of communicating with dementia patients

The dos and don’ts of communicating with dementia patients

When someone is not “dementia-aware,” communicating with a patient or loved one with the disease can seem like a daunting task. Ineffective communication is compounded by repeated mistakes and the degenerative nature of dementia, adding a level of stress to both the...

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