Dealing with Personality Changes in Someone With Dementia Symptoms

Dealing with Personality Changes in Someone With Dementia Symptoms

Dementia symptoms can cause dramatic changes in a person ‘s personality. As the condition progresses, it can be difficult for family and caregivers to adjust to these changes and cope with their effects. Fortunately, there are strategies you can implement to...
Sundowning: Symptoms and Management Strategies

Sundowning: Symptoms and Management Strategies

Sundowning is a term used to describe an increase in confusion, disorientation, restlessness, and agitation that often occurs in late afternoon or early evening in people with dementia symptoms. It is also known as “late-day confusion.” Symptoms of Sundowning...
5 things you can do to become Dementia Aware

5 things you can do to become Dementia Aware

One of the many challenges of providing comprehensive care to a person with dementia symptoms is overcoming the disconnect that occurs when communication is ineffective. Getting through requires a refined mindset in which the caregiver filters their interactions...
How to help those with dementia symptoms embrace holiday season

How to help those with dementia symptoms embrace holiday season

Holiday gatherings bring the entire family together – but it’s not always easy for every member of the family. Loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s commonly encounter hurdles, even in the presence of close family and friends. Their symptoms could express as...
Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Waking up in the middle of the night following a bad dream is not a rare occurrence and typically doesn’t raise alarm from a medical standpoint. While nearly 40 percent of adults experience at least one bad dream per month, the possible clinical significance of...
How to overcome dementia denial

How to overcome dementia denial

It’s human nature to compartmentalize feelings or enter denial mode in the face of adversity. Individuals with signs of cognitive decline and their family members can experience dementia denial as a human expression of survival. Denial kicks in when there’s...
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