Tag Archives: Dementia

Elder Care Series: The Strong Willed Elder

Caring for a strong willed loved one can be a challenge. If your elder has dementia, you likely have an added layer of strain built in. One way to ease the stress in your day is to learn to pick your battles. By following the tips below, you may be able to make your day more positive and avoid some of the common arguments you and your elder may have....

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When Your Elder with Alzheimer’s No Longer Recognizes You

One of the most difficult situations that can come along with Alzheimer’s is your loved one no longer recognizing you. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen in the early stages of the disorder. According to Newsmax Health, over time this form of dementia “leads to visual perception problems specifically with faces.” They still love you, even if they don’t recognize your face. This does not mean that your elder no longer knows...

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Prevent Wandering in Elders with Dementia

According to Alzheimer’s Society Canada, 564,000 Canadians have dementia, and another 25,000 people are diagnosed annually. Of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia, or any another type of dementia, 6 people in every 10 will wander. Wandering occurs when a person “travels aimlessly from place to place.” This can mean getting lost on a walk around the neighborhood, your elder trying to go to travel to work even though...

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Lewy Body Dementia – The Very Common Yet Unknown Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is the second most common type of progressive dementia, but many people haven’t heard of it. It’s closely related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and shares many of the symptoms with these two more widely known disorders. LBD is often misdiagnosed because it does resemble other disorders. LBD is hard to diagnose, due to the fact that it does resemble other disorders. Like Parkinson’s, patients can suffer...

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Eldercare Series: Comfort Care for Loved Ones with Dementia

Stuffed animals and soft blankets aren’t just for kids, but valuable tools for eldercare. Research shows that people with Alzheimer’s and dementia can also benefit from having familiar comfort objects around them. On top of these comforting objects, comfort care for those with dementia can also include touch, warmth and sound. Familiar Comfort Objects If you were taking your toddler in to the doctor, you’d likely pack them a to-go...

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Holiday Party Tips for Families Dealing with Elder Dementia and Alzheimer’s

The holidays are meant to be a magical time filled with family and gatherings, but things can get complicated when you have a loved one dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or memory loss. While holiday gatherings and activities may be different from those in the past, with a little planning they can be just as fun and memorable. Here are several great tips that can take some of the stress out...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver