Looking for Alzheimer’s caregiving information in Spanish? Check out Cómo cuidar a una persona con la enfermedad de Alzheimer: Una guía fácil de usar del Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento. This new book from the National Institute on Aging (part of the National Institutes on Health) has helpful tips on topics including: changes in behavior;Continue reading “NIA’s Alzheimer’s Caring Guide in Spanish”
People experiencing forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and deal with changes in their memory and mental skills.
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may start rummaging or searching through cabinets, drawers, closets, the refrigerator, and other places where things are stored.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a big job, but when a loved one with dementia is hospitalized, many new challenges appear.
Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night.
People with Alzheimer’s disease may not see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste things as they used to. Make life safer around the house by: Checking foods in the refrigerator often. Throw out anything that has gone bad. Put away or lock up things like toothpaste, lotions, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, soap, or perfume. They may lookContinue reading “Minimize danger around the house—tips for caregivers”
Check out these 5 tips to make communication easier between you and a person with Alzheimer’s: Make eye contact and call the person by name Be aware of your tone, how loud your voice is, how you look at the person, and your body language Encourage two-way conversation for as long as possible Use otherContinue reading “Make communication easier for a person with Alzheimer’s disease”
The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. Make it safe for a person with Alzheimer’s with these tips: • Install childproof door latches on storage cabinets and drawers designated for breakable or dangerous items. Lock away all household cleaning products, matches, knives, scissors, blades, small appliances, and anything valuable. • Install safetyContinue reading “Kitchen safety for persons with Alzheimer’s disease”
Help a person with Alzheimer’s disease eat well: Buy healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Be sure to buy foods that the person likes and can eat. Give the person choices about what to eat—for example, “Would you like green beans or salad?” Buy food that is easy to prepare, such asContinue reading “Tips for healthy eating with Alzheimer’s disease”
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