Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How Can You Tell If a Loved One is Getting Dementia

Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two

You may want to give the gift of attention and time. Not only will elderly loved ones appreciate your caring, but you may be able to spot some important cognitive or emotional changes that may be indicate a memory disorder.

Women usually live longer than men so consequently more women are affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also women make up approximately sixty percent of caregivers to people with Alzheimer's disease. Do your loved and you a huge favor. Take this time to recognize changes in them to improve their quality of life by looking for these signs

Do they have difficulty finishing tasks that were once routine to them, like making their favorite recipe or figuring out how much they should tip the waitress at a restaurant?

Is your loved one unusually withdrawn, and/or are they more dependent upon another person, like their spouse, for appropriate social cues?

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