Dementia’s grip on independence is slow and steady… and irreversible. But it’s not just the diagnosed who lose their independence: it’s also their caregivers. So what’s the positive spin to help us get through this battle? Well.. there are a few, actually.
CareLiving and the Campbell family wish a happy and healthy Father’s Day to all of the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, brothers, uncles and friends who are living with or have passed on due to Alzheimer’s and dementia. This year, our first without Glen, we asked the CareLiving community to send in their own photos to post alongside our own…
There are a growing number of Voice Control Apps available today from Amazon and Apple which can greatly improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s, especially during the earlier stages. Here are a few reasons that you might consider adding a ‘digital caregiver’ to your team.
Providing music that holds special meaning for the listener taps into emotional memory. No matter how advanced one’s dementia, as long as we can identify music that holds personal meaning from their youth, the odds are good that this will work.
The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication.” What an appropriate time to reflect on this passing year and the dedication that 15 million caregivers in the United States selflessly show to their husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and friends who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.