Difficult parent with dementia

People with dementia often exhibit behaviors that are frustrating, embarrassing, and sometimes even dangerous to the caregiver and others.

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Is Alzheimer's Everywhere?

My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, now 93 years old, lives with Alzheimer's disease.

Is Alzheimer's everywhere?

I don't get out much these days. But, I make an effort to take my mother out every Friday night. We always go to a place where we can easily interact with people. This is part of the effort to keep my mother socialized and in the "world".

Last night, we went to Vic and Angelo's in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. A really fantastic venue. If you click on the image to the left, you'll hear a nice rendition of a song you might recognize.

Alzheimer's disease and the Early Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that destroys short term memory and thinking skills.

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that destroys short term memory and thinking skills.

Over time the disease robs the person living with dementia to perform simple tasks living dressing and bathing. These are tasks that we take for granted.

Triggers That Make Alzheimers Worse

A Bing keyword search of the following words

Triggers That Make Alzheimers Worse
triggers that make alzheimers worse

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Alzheimer's Reading Room

To learn more about Alzheimer's and Dementia care visit the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Bing Search - how to clean dementia teeth

A reader searched Bing using these keywords,

how to clean dementia teeth.

how to get a person with dementia to clean their teeth

The reader then selected this article from the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Trying to get your parent or spouse to cooperate with mouth care is a trial. Hearing the person you love tell you “no,” having him or her heap verbal garbage on you, or even push you away just hurts.

Sundowning is a big problem for Alzheimer's caregivers

The study helps explain "sundowning", an anxiety syndrome in dementia patients.

Sundowning definition

I found this research study interesting. I say this because I learned it is easier to deal with a problem and solve a problem if you first learn what is causing the problem. Understanding the cause of a problem provides a foundation on which a caregiver can build -- a necessary frame of reference.

To read the study and additional information in the Alzheimer's Reading Room go here.

Sundowning, an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients