The Strange Face In The Mirror

To a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, mirrors can cause challenging dementia behavior. Many times looking into a mirror is not a pleasurable experience and at times can even be terrifying. They may see an apparition of strange faces, or distortion of their face, or hallucinations like monsters, faces of deceased relatives, or even animals. Read More

Some People With Alzheimer’s Will Wander

You can’t know when it will happen, however, it is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. According to Medic Alert (live 24-hour emergency response service), over 60% of those with dementia will wander at some point during the course of the disease. Wandering can be dangerous – Read More

Alzheimer and Dementia Patients Are Highly Sensitive To Their Environment

A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimize their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest. There are a number of factors you should consider when creating the perfect environment for a person living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Noise or Silence – Sound, including background Read More

Visual Stimulation and Reminisce Therapy For Alzheimer’s Should Be A Part Of Care Plan

Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. Typically with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, people lose short term memory first but are still able to recall older memories. It is best to also incorporate visual cues. A colorful stimulation can have the added benefit of stimulating a memory. For example a Read More