When the person with Alzheimer's dementia yearns to go home Have you ever awoke in the middle of the night, startled and confused, not sure if you're in your own bedroom or still in the nightmare you just escaped? Bad Dreams are made "real" in the dark. Nightfall and darkness bring dancing shadows and spooky sounds and memories of nightmares past. That's often how the person with dementia … [Read More...]
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Dementia behavior to Young Children What should you tell young children who interact with an adult relative who has Alzheiemer's? Young children may notice the odd behavior of a grandparent or other family member with dementia and wonder, silently, what is wrong. If no one offers an explanation that makes the situation all the more mysterious to the child. The child may imagine the cause of … [Read More...]
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This is so sad. But, taking the car away is probably the hardest thing that must be done for those with Alzheimer’s dementia.
For Weeks, my Mom kept a photo of her car on her bedroom dresser after I took her car away. It took me awhile to figure out why she was angry and cursing me every time she returned from her bedroom.
Once I removed the photo, her disposition improved exponentially!