Caregiver Tips: The Pain of Shingles – so much worse for the confused, elderly with Alzheimer’s

It’s 2 o’clock in the morning and I can’t sleep. I’m thinking about my dear friend who was just diagnosed with shingles. And a particularly severe and painful attack involving not only her skin and nerve endings but her eyes. “Attack” is really a … [Continue reading]

Caregivers Tips- for Celebrating the Holidays with Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease in a Nursing Home.

Change expectations of the "Perfect Holiday"   I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, sometimes that perfect picture of the “oh, so perfect holiday” needs to be re-visited when a family member has dementia. Many times try as they may to have that Merry … [Continue reading]

Caregiver’s Tips: Caregiver approach makes a difference for elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregiver Approach Affects Behaviors of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease When working with elderly with Alzheimer’s disease make sure that you are calm, not in a hurry and able to focus your attention on this individual. Remember that people with … [Continue reading]