Among the most difficult times of day for people with dementia can happen three times a day—when they sit down for a meal.
As the summer vacation season nears, caregivers may be contemplating the idea of traveling with a loved one who has dementia. This is not an easy decision, and certainly one that can only be made when assessing just how well your loved one does in unfamiliar surroundings or when taken out of his or her normal routine.
Research shows that animal-assisted therapy has a positive effect on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, specifically in reducing such traits as agitation and aggression.
Mother’s Day is a bittersweet holiday for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. It’s a time for them to indulge in wonderful memories, yet it also can be a difficult time as they see their loved ones’ memories slipping away.
For those caregivers who have made the decision to keep a loved one with dementia at home, turning to outside adult day care may offer the best of both worlds.