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September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day

The Alzheimer’s Association has declared September “World Alzheimer’s Month,” a time to place focus on Alzheimer’s and the need for public education, awareness and action to combat the “Alzheimer’s Epidemic” that threatens the world as populations age. As part . . . → Read More: September is World Alzheimer’s Month; September 21 is Alzheimer’s Action Day

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American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a series of Classes for Family caregivers, which include eight one-hour modules of instruction on topics intended “to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one.” . . . → Read More: American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

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5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer's Behavior

“Alzheimer’s patients are often vulnerable and fragile, but in rare cases, they can become the aggressor. About 5% to 10% of Alzheimer’s patients exhibit violent behavior. It’s unclear why the outbursts occur in certain patients,” according to a recent . . . → Read More: 5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer’s Behavior

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FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR

© By The Editor, HelpingYouCare.com™ View/ Print this article as a PDF Document Is your parent or elder acting in ways that do not seem like the person you have known – or perhaps in ways that exaggerate difficult . . . → Read More: FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

by Family Caregiver Alliance. Very helpful tips on how to communicate with a person with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, as well as how to deal effectively with several of the more common challenging behaviors typical of those . . . → Read More: Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

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Supporting Personhood within Dementia Care: The Theraputic Potential of Personal Photographs

by Elizabeth Kelson, Study for M.A. Thesis, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Fall, 2006. Makes the case for using photographs and photo collages as a biographical tool to assist nursing home staff in familiarizing themselves with residents’ life . . . → Read More: Supporting Personhood within Dementia Care: The Theraputic Potential of Personal Photographs

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Managing Difficult Behaviors in Patients with Dementia

by Richard Hwang, Virtual Mentor. June 2008, Volume 10, Number 6: 379-382. This article advocates the use of non-pharmacological treatments for patients with dementia, but it also recognizes the need for pharmacological interventions in certain situations. It mentions a . . . → Read More: Managing Difficult Behaviors in Patients with Dementia

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Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Involving your elderly loved in appropriate activities to occupy his or her mind is often the best way of distracting him or her from the difficult elderly behaviors that are associated with Alzheimer’s. Family and professional caregivers are often . . . → Read More: Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Coping With Behaviors Exhibited By Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Good overall summary of techniques to deal with difficult dementia behaviors, including communication problems, pacing and wandering, incontinence, “Sundowning,” sleeping disorders, agitation, repetitive speech/ actions, rummaging, paranoia and suspicion, traveling, resistance to bathing, . . . → Read More: Coping With Behaviors Exhibited By Alzheimer’s Sufferers

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Geriatrics Training Module of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

for training of caregiving staff in caring for elderly dementia patients. Particular attention given to interaction with individuals who have dementia. Includes good explanations of factors causing disruptive dementia behaviors, and techniques for handling such behaviors. »Geriatrics Training . . . → Read More: Geriatrics Training Module of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Behavioral Management in Persons with Dementia

by Elderly Health Service, Department of Health, Government of Hong Kong. Includes a helpful chart showing the common types of challenging behaviors exhibited by dementia patients (including wandering and/or pacing, incontinence, Repetitive behavior — words and actions, and suspicion) . . . → Read More: Behavioral Management in Persons with Dementia

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