Dementia Wandering – It Could Happen to You

Wandering.  Some caregivers fear this behavior more than any other. Others think “It will never happen to my loved one.” There are many misconceptions about wandering and what causes it. Misconception #1 “If someone doesn’t walk a lot before Dementia

Dementia in the Emergency Room – part 1

  A person with Dementia or any memory loss should always be accompanied by someone they know when going to the hospital. In the past two months I have been to our local ER twice.  Once with my mother and once

Weather & Dementia – Rain or Shine Can Make A Difference!

Today in my area of Pennsylvania it is rainy and cold.  It’s the kind of day where staying in bed seems like the best idea in the world.  If I feel that way with out a Dementia diagnosis imagine how

Why Routines Are So Important for the Person with Dementia….

Take a moment and think about your day.  Do you do the same things every day at certain times?  Do you have certain activities that you always follow with another activity?  We don’t often think about that because it is

Recognizing Depression in Dementia

Depression is not the easiest thing to detect in someone especially when they don’t want to let you in. The typical symptoms of depression are: Eating too much or too little Sleeping too much or too little Change in mood Loss