How to Prevent a Person With Dementia From Opening the Refrigerator

How to Prevent a Person With Dementia From Opening the Refrigerator

alzheimerslab.com is reader-supported. I may earn a commission when you purchase via links on this page. Table Of Contents: Tips to Prevent a Person With Dementia From Opening the Refrigerator Recommended Products It is common for a dementia-affected person to start rummaging around the home. Sometimes they are not sure what specific thing they are…

3 Most Common Types of Dementia in Elderly

3 Most Common Types of Dementia in Elderly

Dementia is an umbrella term used to represent several neurodegenerative diseases commonly found in the elderly over 50. In some cases, even a minor injury to the head can affect the person years later (leading to Dementia).   Not all Dementia’s exhibit similar signs and symptoms. If you or anyone of your family members are showing…

What Is Caregiver Burnout?

What Is Caregiver Burnout?

Old age can sometimes bring the worst out of people. Old age coupled with dementia or any other health condition can make the patient cold-hearted, bitter, and mean.  The patient’s meanness can make life even more difficult for the caregiver. They feel imprisoned by their informal job of caring for an elderly mother, father, or…

How Caregivers Cope With Emotional Distress?

How Caregivers Cope With Emotional Distress?

It is not a secret that caregivers experience a tremendous amount of emotional stress. To deal with the mental strain, caregivers— albeit subconsciously— develop coping strategies that may or may not be effective. This post is intended to shed some light on how caregivers cope with emotional distress. Does Caregiving Cause Emotional Distress? Yes, caregiving…

Best Weighted Blankets for Dementia Patients

Best Weighted Blankets for Dementia Patients

alzheimerslab.com is reader-supported. I may earn a commission when you purchase via links on this page. Sleep disorders are prevalent among dementia patients. It is not unusual for them to sleep during the day and stay awake all night. Some even stay awake for 2-3 days straight and sleep excessively the following days. Their irregular…

Tips on Taking Dementia Patients Out of Their Environment

Tips on Taking Dementia Patients Out of Their Environment

Are you worried about the ill effects of taking dementia patients out of their environment? Are you planning to move your dementia-affected parent to a long-term care facility? Moving is challenging as is, but you need to consider a litany of things before taking dementia patients out of their environment.  Before switching to a new…