So, how does one deal with anosognosia? If they’re convinced nothing is wrong with them, and they don’t need help, isn’t attempting to make them understand going to make things worse?
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is finding a way to work with their “denial” is important in your caregiving journey
Among my older friends I sometimes hear “guess I’m getting Alzheimer’s”. This is in response to forgetting something or not being able to recall things as easily.
Are you looking for a way to flex your brain muscle in a fun and creative way? Would you also like to improve your connection with others, especially your loved one? Fun makes us stronger and feel better. Games that engage, entertain and stimulate the brain in a fun and creative ways help you think […]
One of the biggest struggles of communicating with a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is repetitive questions or comments. I struggled with this with my Mom and it took me a while to understand why she asks a particular question over and over. That allowed me to figure out how to deal with the […]
We’ve all heard the wives tale that a pregnant woman is eating for two. Most people are probably unaware that people caring for someone with memory loss requires thinking for two. After a visit with Mom, even a good one, I was exhausted both mentally and physically, I’m drained and it’s got worse as she […]
In this episode, I bring you as many tips, suggestions, and ideas as we could fit in an hour. My guest, Barbara Cohn cared for her husband for a decade. He had younger-onset Alzheimer’s. In writing her book Calmer Waters, it was Barbaras’ goal to help other caregivers feel happier, have more energy and time for themselves, sleep better, and feel more relaxed.
…it’s not unusual for a memory-impaired person to display fretful emotions or even follow you around constantly. It wasn’t until I understood just how strange & frightening the world must be when you forget all the time that I was able to take her distressed greeting much more in stride.
We all want to avoid cognitive decline. What if you could fill your room with a light that promotes brain health? Would you use a product that enhances your daily routine, promotes wellness in a safe, non-invasive way?
What can we do to live healthier lifestyles, feel, and look better? Is there anything we can do to lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia? If you want to take care of your health and need a system that is simple and successful with positive results in as short of time as possible then this is the podcast episode for you.