10 Early Symptoms of Dementia

Overview Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, and memory. Symptoms of dementia If you or your loved one is experiencing memory problems, don’t immediately conclude that it’s dementia. A person needs to have at least two types of impairment…

Spouse Has Dementia? You’re at Risk, Too

A first-of-its-kind study suggests that spouses of people with dementia are at substantially increased risk of developing dementia themselves. Researchers followed more than 1,200 couples for 10 years. They found that wives who cared for husbands with dementia were nearly four times more likely to develop dementia than wives of men who didn’t have dementia. Husband caregivers…

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SPECIFIC DEMENTIA PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS

Agitation – Individuals with dementia frequently become restless, anxious, or upset (when filling out a behavior chart, it is helpful to use specific, concrete words that clearly describe what your loved one is doing so you can truly track whether your changes work to decrease the behavior). To decrease agitation, listen to the person as he…

Dementia patients at home at the Lodge

A Werribee aged care home is taking a unique approach to help residents with early to middle stage dementia stay involved in life. Baptcare’s Wyndham Community Lodge has just opened its redeveloped Bill Featherstone House memory support unit, which has been specifically designed for people who can no longer live independently, but who still retain…