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Evaluating What Works in Dementia Care

This is the fourth in our 5-part dementia CARES series. Learn how to properly respond to dementia-related behaviors here in the previous post. Click here to start at the beginning of the series.  CARES is a well-known and practiced method in dementia care and stands for Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate […] Read More >>

Responding Appropriately to Dementia-Related Behavior

“Remember, the person with dementia is not GIVING you a hard time; the person with dementia is HAVING a hard time.” – Unknown One of the most challenging obstacles for caregivers to overcome is responding appropriately to dementia-related behavior. Expecting a person with dementia to act as if they do not have brain changes is […] Read More >>

Respite Care: Relief For Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a growing trend that shows no sign of slowing. Spouses, or children, who are leaving their jobs and, at times, society, to take on the noble task of caring for their loved ones full-time experience physical, mental and spiritual fatigue. What are some of the signs of fatigue? And, what are your […] Read More >>

Assessing dementia-related behaviors: can you read the clues?

Caring for a person with dementia requires you to wear a lot of hats, but none is more important than that of the detective. As the brain changes, so do a person’s method of communicating their needs. Words may not come as easily so their behavior often becomes their way of “talking” to us. As […] Read More >>

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