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How Do I Find – And Hire – An In-Home Caregiver?

There won’t be many occasions in your life when you’re faced with a more difficult decision. But help is available. If you’re looking for non-medical assistance, your Area Agency on Aging; Department on Aging, Social and Rehabilitation Services; or Alzheimer’s

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My Mom Cooperates for her Nurse… But not for Me. What’s the Secret?

The nurse’s “secret” is really not much of a secret, at all – your Mom’s not related to her! Many Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients are more cooperative with non-family members. Why? Apparently, our loved ones often feel they can be themselves –

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My Dad is Verbally Abusive to My Mom. What Can I Do?

Unfortunately, with Alzheimer’s, verbal abuse sometimes comes with the territory. When the caregiver is subjected to verbal abuse, it can sometimes become intolerable. And that’s when your Mom has to learn to calm herself down by repeating “It isn’t personal.”

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Is Routine Important to a Person with Alzheimer’s?

For a senior with Alzheimer’s, life can be confusing and scary enough. And anything new is often perceived as a threat. So… yes, routine is very important! People with Alzheimer’s are slowly slipping away… from themselves as well as from

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Can Pets Have a Calming Effect on an Alzheimer’s Patient?

If nursing homes are any indication, the answer is yes. Many of these facilities have brought pets into their programs. Dogs that have been trained as therapy dogs can be very effective. And they’re usually taught to sit quietly next

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I Can No Longer Get Mom In The Shower. How Do I Keep Her Clean?

Fear of taking a shower is common among people with dementia. Here are some suggestions: Make sure the bathroom lighting is adequate. An inability to see will only increase her anxiety. Let the shower run for a few minutes, to

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Can Someone With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Lose Their Speech?

It’s hard to answer this question with a blanket statement, because the disease progresses differently in each patient. There are, of course, some pretty common symptoms, such as memory loss. But some patients experience a wide range of symptoms, while

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