Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: 6 Practical Tips

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Home Care Agency, Long Island: Whether your loved has been newly diagnosed or has been afflicted with dementia for many years, there is one thing that remains the same; each day is unpredictable.  Family members often say, ‘what worked yesterday no longer works today’.  Dementia affects each individual differently and while there are many common…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources September is World Alzheimer’s Month and one of the biggest challenges of the disease for those afflicted and for those that provide care is communication.  Alzheimer’s affects communication by causing the person to lose vocabulary, to forget the appropriate names of things and/or people, to lose the ability…

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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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Tips for Getting Your Parent Involved in Their Daily Routine as They Live with Alzheimer’s Disease

Elder Care in Islip NY: Routines and Alzheimer's

Elder Care in Islip NY: In your role as a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to remember that just because your parent is living with this disease does not mean that they are incapable of participating in life or that they have lost all ability to engage with the world around them.

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