Lewy Bodies Dementia – The second most common dementia diagnosis in older adults, after Alzheimer's disease, is Lewy Bodies dementia. Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease and the second-leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly. To better understand how LBD affects a person, please click "Learn More" below.
Explicit Memory vs. Implicit Memory – Understanding the difference between these two distinct memory types can help caregivers resolve unwanted behaviors and avoid agitation in those they are caring for. To better understand how implicit memory and explicit memory differ, please click "Learn More" below.
Daily Structure Helps Decrease and Eliminate Behaviors - A structured, predictable environment helps relieve anxiety commonly known to trigger behavior issues in the memory impaired. For tips on how to help reduce stress in their lives, click "Learn More" below.
Dealing with Hiding, Rummaging, Hoarding, and Accusations of Stealing - The need to hide, rummage, hoard and remove objects is a common behavior. To read more about the best way to respond, click "Learn More" below.
T.H.I.N.K. P.E.A.C.E. Behavior Identification - When an individual with Alzheimer's or other dementia displays a behavior, he or she is telling you something! Behaviors are a form of communication when words fail. When confronted with a challenging behavior, THINK PEACE! To read more of this tip, click "Learn More" below.
Ensuring Peaceful Interactions - As your loved one continues to experience changes through the disease process, caregivers need to take steps to ensure their loved ones daily experiences and interactions are peaceful and do not increase anxiety. To learn how you can help to ensure interactions are peaceful, click "LEARN MORE" below.
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