Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Strategies to Help Reduce Re-Admissions in LTC

How can you open the doors to deeper and more meaningful information that efficiently and accurately reveals what a resident really wants? How do you clarify for the care team how to employ individualized approaches that are most closely aligned … Continue reading

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Sex happens in memory care communities…so what?

Intimacy in communities catering to memory care residents is a fact of life.  Whether between two residents or a resident and their non-resident significant other, this is a ‘hot’ issue that needs to be acknowledged and discussed. Does an individual … Continue reading

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New Definitions of Pressure Wounds

WARNING: Some images might prove upsetting to viewers.  Pressure ulcers, aka pressure sores or bed sores, normally develop of the bony areas of the body like the heels, hips or cheek bone, ankles, ears, elbows, etc..  These sores are caused … Continue reading

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Three steps to an excellent caregiver career

  Here’s a secret …  Great caregiving jobs are parceled out like any other type of premium personal service job.  The formula is exactly the same: Experience + Credentials + Reference (who you know/how you were referred)= You get the … Continue reading

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Caregiving Pro? How to get better jobs…

If you are a professional caregiver/direct care worker/personal care aide/carer  you provide personal care services to clients in exchange for money.  Whether you work for yourself, a home care or home health care agency, or any type of long term … Continue reading

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How to Distinguish Forgetfulness from Alzheimer’s Disease: Solutions to Normal Memory Shortfalls

You can’t find your glasses, keys or the right word.  You forget an appointment or name of a familiar pet, object or person. You’ve already forgotten the name of the nice person who was just introduced to you a minute … Continue reading

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In-Home Therapies Can Decrease Dementia Symptoms and Caregiver Stress

Nonpharmacological interventions administered in a home setting can significantly lower the severity and frequency of behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia, an Australian research suggests. In addition, the meta-analysis showed that the interventions also improved reactions by the … Continue reading

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