Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Story about Lewy Body Dementia

Caring for Frank By Pat Cruse (No published copy right at this publication date) Edited and reprinted by Natural Medicine Ink for the Elder Care Advice blog. Caring for someone with dementia?  Become a Certified Alzheimer’s-Dementia Caregiving Specialist online at … Continue reading

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Abusive Verbal Interactions in Elder Care

Elder Abuse: Abusive Verbal Interactions What is verbal abuse?  “Think of how you would feel if someone said that to you.” says one personal care aide. Patient abuse includes not only physical abuse but also verbal abuse. Critical outburst, impatience, … Continue reading

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Question for Dr. CC: Caregiving Tips for Lewy Body Dementia

I need caregiving help for Lewy Body Dementia. I wish I had some resources to go to. The AOA her in PWC Va, says I make too much money for them to help me. There are no real LBD support … Continue reading

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Speaking Out on Abuse: The Patient’s Perspective

Neglect and Abuse of the Frail Elderly Understanding and responding to a patient’s physical and emotional needs is the basic foundation of quality care in any care giving environment. Unfortunately, this basic premise is disregarded intentionally or unintentionally every day. … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiving

Frontotemporal dementia, also known as  Dementia Lewy Body (DLB), has no cure and it gradually renders people incapable of tending to their own needs. Skillfull caregiving is very important and must be carefully managed over the course of the disease. … Continue reading

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Why Does Elder Abuse Happen?

What you can do to Prevent Negative and Abusive Responses in Caregiving Everyone who works in long term care or assisted living comes in contact with patient behaviors that could potentially precipitate negative or abusive caregiver response. These behaviors are … Continue reading

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Caregiving for Lewy Body Dementia

Caregiving Tips for Lewy Body Dementia A guest article by Elizabeth Patrick.  Edited and photos added by Natural Medicine Ink For more caregiving tips for Lewy Body Dementia visit http://lbda.org/node/196 Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is the second most common form … Continue reading

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