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Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

By redfin.com, a realestate company. Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, those with Alzheimer’s require round-the-clock care, and for many families, that means taking the loved one into their own home. This guide will cover all the adjustments you should consider making room by room, with tips on creating both the safest surroundings and the most secure environment. Many of them are simple enough to complete on your own, but others may require the skills of a trained professional to ensure the safest result. Keep in mind that every home and instance of Alzheimer’s disease is different, and needs will vary from family to family. Always consult your doctor about your loved one’s specific needs and challenges. This guide covers safety and adjusting in the home for the following rooms: Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Kitchens & dining areas, & Living rooms.


New Sign Alzheimer’s and Keeping Active/Involved

From Dementia Today’s Daily News this guide helps us understand the needs of people with Dementia. (Alzheimer’s Society) As a person’s dementia develops, it is likely to have an impact on their ability to carry out certain activities. This factsheet looks at why it is important to remain active, including maintaining everyday skills. It gives tips to carers on how the person with dementia can continue to take part in everyday tasks, and suggests pastimes that might be suitable at different stages of dementia.


New Sign Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide

From Culinary Schools In many advice columns and informational resources for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, you’re likely to find recommendations that suggest unplugging the stove. There’s solid reasoning behind this advice: Some people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease may begin to cook but lose track of what they’re doing partway through the process. When the stove is forgotten, the results can be disastrous. This comprehensive guide encompasses the cognitive, emotional, and other health-related benefits of cooking for people with Alzheimer’s disease, how to create a safe environment for cooking and baking, ways caregivers can assist to make the activity enjoyable, and addressing eating challenges that may arise among individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


New Sign Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

Pets can help to stabilize our blood pressure, reduce stress and feelings of loneliness, and even improve our overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Find out how pets can help those living with dementia. Pets of people with Dementia help them to live independently.


New Sign Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One — A Guide for Caregivers

This article is from the Neptune Society. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating diagnosis, and as the disease progresses it becomes increasingly challenging for sufferers to manage the myriad of emotions and situations they encounter throughout the course of any given day. Thus, when an Alzheimer’s sufferer experiences a tremendous loss, such as the death of a spouse or loved one, it can seem like a monumental task for caregivers to help them cope with their grief. Dealing with people with Dementia’s emotions with loss can be devastating to the person.


New Sign Dementia and Hygiene: How to Solve Hygiene Problems Common to People with Dementia

By Paula Spencer Scott, Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. This guide on Dementia Hygiene helps handle how to help the person with dementia with Hygiene problems.


New Sign Budget-Friendly Smart Home Accommodations for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs

This guide was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the latest smart home technology, and suggestions for specific software and devices that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate each of seven of the most common types of disabilities: hearing difficulty, vision difficulty, speech/language difficulty, cognitive difficulty or memory loss, ambulatory difficult, arthritis, and self-care/independent living difficulty. If you or a loved one struggle with daily home living due to a disability, this guide will offer inspiration and actionable advice for opportunities to make your home life more comfortable and convenient through use of the latest smart home technology. To help you plan, no matter your financial situation, we’ve indicated for each product if the solution will accommodate a low ($), moderate ($$), or high smart home budget ($$$).


New Sign Managing cognitive decline

The challenges are emotional and financial. How to spot dementia early and learn to cope. Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia, which involves impaired brain function, the loss of short-term memory, and trouble completing even basic, familiar daily tasks. Caring for family members with this disease can take an emotional as well as financial toll on families. Arranging for the care of a person suffering from dementia can be complex and expensive. Adding to that complexity, patients are often unable to manage or understand their finances. This Guide helps people understand the decline and the memory loss for people with alzheimers dealing with daily tasks and finances.


New Sign 6 Signs of Elder Abuse in Seniors with Dementia Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that causes harm or loss to an older adult. It’s generally divided into 6 categories. In each category, we share the red flags that are clear signs of elder abuse to look for with people with Dementia/Alzeimers disease.

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