Can Lying to Someone Living with Dementia be Therapeutic and Compassionate; and Not Morally Wrong?

Many caregivers wonder whether it’s OK to lie to someone living with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia. When they realize that trying to convince them of the truth isn’t working. Many years ago, it was thought that strict reality orientation should be [...]

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Free Downloadable Poster Using Icons and Phonetics to Communicate

After a 12 month stay in Long-term Care fighting Alzheimers. With tons of yellow stickies all over the wall, I created the above poster. To help  improve the communication between a Resident who does not speak English and Staff. What [...]

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How A Caregiver Can Help a Senior With Depression

There are so many ways we can help those we care for battle depression. First, know the signs: Disengagement Not eating or eating more than before Feeling tired for no reason Not answering the phone or the door Seems confused Has trouble remembering things Can’t concentrate Sleeps poorly [...]

alzheimers, ageing, dementia, seniors older adults

8 Tips to Help Determine if Someone with Alzheimer’s can be Left at Home

Here are eight tips to help you determine if someone with Alzheimer’s can be left alone. Why? Because people with Alzheimer’s disease become increasingly unable to take care of themselves. As a caregiver, you face the ongoing challenge of [...]