Dementia

Dementia / Alzheimer’s Care – how relationships may change

(Article from: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/caregiver-health/relationship-changes) As the disease progresses, your relationship with your spouse or partner who has Alzheimer's will change; however, your connection can still be rich and fulfilling. Spend time together in ways that bring you closer and help you relate. Changing roles You may find yourself taking on a...
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How a husband’s role may reverse while caring for wife with Alzheimer’s

(Article from: https://www.alzheimers.net/husbands-role-reverses-while-caring-for-wife-with-alzheimers/) Male Caregivers Take on a Non-Traditional Role A greater number of women (69%) take on a caregiving role for a spouse with Alzheimer’s, but 33% of caregivers providing 21-60 hours of care per week are men, according to a 2017 report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Family members...
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Communication techniques to assist Dementia / Alzheimer’s care

Realise your challenge: There will be good days and bad days Be Patient: Tolerate compassionately any delays or provocation Offer Reassurance: Listen attentively and show Empathy Minimize Noise: Noise can disturb and confuse Avoid Arguing: Do not contradict Use Non-verbal cues: Gestures, Touch and Facial Expressions Be Precise: Avoid pronouns...
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Defining Quality of Life

Extract from "My Name is not Dementia" (Research conducted in the UK in 2009) Published by Alzheimer's Society UK on 15 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). Persons...
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5 Ways to Prevent Dehydration When a Senior Has Alzheimer’s

As little as a two percent loss in body fluid that isn’t replaced can lead to mild dehydration. The result can be headaches, constipation, problems concentrating, sluggishness, and fatigue. 6 Risk Factors for Dehydration Among Seniors with Dementia Forgetfulness: This classic Alzheimer’s symptom is one that puts seniors at risk...
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Is Dehydration Masking as Dementia or Making Dementia Symptoms Worse?

Mostly Water The adult body is comprised of about 60% water. Water is important for flushing toxins from the body, digestion, skin complexion, headache prevention, and immune system function.  Water also provides the brain with the necessary energy for brain function, including thought and memory.  Body water is lost each...
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What is Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. About dementia Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated...
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Diagnosed with Dementia?

Being Diagnosed with Dementia does not have to be the end of the road. At Midway Care we have been successful in restoring quality of life and reducing the effects of Dementia for our residents. We believe that our holistic approach is key to our success rate. Observation: Persons diagnosed...
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