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How To Protect Your Home When Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Although it’s possible for someone with Alzheimer’s to continue living in a residential home, it takes some problem-solving and creativity to ensure safety. As the disease progresses, a person’s abilities transform. Moreover, symptoms vary from person to person. Here are some tips for how to protect your home when you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Slips and falls Falls are the number one unintentional safety hazard for elderly people in general. Those with Alzheimer’s are at an even greater risk due to their decreased ability to accurately judge space and distance. To reduce the likelihood of your loved one having
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Helping Your Loved One with Dementia Find Meaning in Their Life

The worst thing you can do for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is allow them to spend too much idle time alone. It’s important to learn how to communicate with someone suffering from dementia and to include them in your daily life as much as possible. If you maintain open and frequent communication with their medical care providers, you will find that your loved one can enjoy many of the events that give meaning to your life. Continuance & Familiar Objects Try to talk to your loved one about items in their home that have sentimental meaning. It’s best to
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Caring for the Personal Hygiene of Those with Dementia

Dementia is often a frustrating condition, and those who care for people with dementia may sometimes find themselves at a loss, despite their best efforts. Odd behaviors may keep cropping up with no clear solution to the problem. Here’s a look into why these behaviors might be occurring and what you can do to deal with them. Refusing to Bathe This is one of the most common and frustrating problems you’ll come across. A variety of issues could be contributing to their refusal to bathe. They might be embarrassed to be seen naked, or they may have had previous negative
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