The second most common dementia diagnosis in older adults, after Alzheimer's disease, is Lewy Bodies dementia.
Explicit memory involves short-term memory (i.e., What did you have for breakfast?) Implicit memory involves "rote" memory or unconscious actoin memory (i.e., The process of how to eat).
Common issues for persons living with a memory impairing-illness are unplanned weight loss and problems with eating. It can be the result of several things and naturally, causes concern for a caregiver. Read more to find out how you, as a caregiver, can help prevent or reverse an unplanned weight loss.
A structured, predictable environment helps relieve anxiety commonly known to trigger behavior issues in the memory impaired. The following tips will help you reduce stress and anxiety in their lives.
The need to hide, rummage, hoard and remove objects is a common behavior. Read more to discover the best way to respond.
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!
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.
The following is a list of helpful tips that caregivers can use to modify his/her actions to avoid negative reactions :
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