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3 Ideas to Make Move-In Day A Little Easier

Making the decision to move your loved one to full-time memory care is a huge change for your entire family. Here are three tips that will help make your loved one’s move-in day just a little easier on them. Be An Earlybird. Sundowning refers to a time in the late afternoon and early evening when […] Read More >>

5 Examples of What Not To Say To Someone Living With Dementia

We all have the best intentions when speaking with someone we love, but you may not realize the negative effect your choice of words can have on a person living with dementia. Here are 5 common communication mistakes, and how to correct them. “Do you remember…” One of the worst things you can do is […] Read More >>

3 Examples of Caregiver Guilt and How To Cope With Them

3 Examples of Caregiver Guilt and How To Cope With Them Caregiver guilt is unavoidable on the dementia journey. Here are some common examples you may encounter and tips to help work through them. 1. Losing Your Temper At times, it may feel as though your loved one is deliberately pushing your buttons. No matter […] Read More >>

Why Dementia Has Worsened During COVID-19

No two dementia journeys are the same and the disease progresses differently from person to person. But one thing has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic; it’s getting worse at a faster pace. There are a few reasons that may explain why dementia caregivers feel as though their loved one’s decline has suddenly accelerated. Isolation […] Read More >>

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