10 Solutions to the Problems Dementia Caregivers Face Each Day

autumn_elderly_womanHere are 10 tried and true solutions for caregivers biggest challenges! Thank you for visiting us at Advocare of South Florida. We provideTransitional Care Management to area seniors.

1. How to Listen to an Alzheimer’s Patient

Let’s face it, Alzheimer’s patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry.

2. How to Use Ice Cream as a Memory Care Tool

My mother would always get her ice cream around every evening.It made her happy. She would get a happy look on her face. She seemed very content.

3. How Do Alzheimer’s Patients Die?

Some forget how to swallow. So when they eat they might start choking. More or less, the food goes down the wrong pipe, or gets caught in the air way.

4. 10 Tips for Communicating with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Ever feel like your loved one is ignoring you or that you just weren’t getting through to your loved one? Try some of these tips to see if they help.

5. 5 Tips, How to get an Alzheimer’s Patient to Shower

Readers did laugh when I first wrote this – “it is easier, in my opinion, to get a person living with dementia to take a shower every day, then it is to get them to take a shower twice a week”.

6. When Alzheimer’s Patients Say Mean Things, What do you do?

I understand how much the meanness can hurt. It happened to me for many years. It kept happening even though I was trying as hard as I could to reverse it.

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