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Use the 6 Rs to Optimize Dementia Care for Seniors

You ARE making a difference! You ARE capable! You ARE doing an excellent job! These are just a few positive affirmations you may need to repeat to yourself if you provide dementia care for seniors. And while you’re self-affirming, there are several additional “Rs” that can help both you and the person in your care; …

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What to Do When a Person With Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

You’ve been taking care of Mom since her dementia diagnosis. You have been working through a number of the challenging symptoms. However one day, she looks at you and calls you by a different name – that of her husband or younger brother or father. Do you correct her, reminding her that you’re her son? …

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Senior Hygiene: How Frequently Should an Older Adult Bathe?

Sinking into a soothing, warm, bubble bath at the end of a stressful day and stepping into a hot, invigorating shower first thing in the morning are daily pleasures for a great many of us. But it really is possible to have too much of a good thing with regards to senior hygiene and bathing …

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Implement Daily Routine for Dementia Patients: Anxiety Help

Have you ever awoken from a dream feeling totally disoriented? The dream seemed so real, that it takes a moment to regain your bearings. For someone with dementia, this confusion is part of everyday life. To help a loved one feel more secure, establishing a daily routine for dementia patients is an easy-to-implement solution that …

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