If your mom has dementia, keeping her mind engaged will support her cognitive health. Brain-stimulating activities have been proven to slow the progression of memory loss and reduce sleep problems, which contribute to mental clarity.
Being a caregiver can be exhausting. It’s rewarding, and you know you’d do it a million times over because your love your mom. But how do you cope with what can be an overwhelming sense of stress that often accompanies caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s?
Watching a loved one struggle to recall memories, remember names and faces or complete daily tasks can be distressing, especially if you don’t understand what’s happening. Learning how Alzheimer’s disease changes the brain will provide you with some insight into your loved one’s condition.
As with other health conditions, it’s best to be proactive about seeking treatment for a loved one’s dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. Acting at the first sign of cognitive decline will help your mom or dad get the appropriate support and treatment to mitigate the effects of their memory loss.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved aducanumab-avwa, or Aduhelm, to help treat Alzheimer’s disease.
You’ve likely heard opinions and stories from others who were searching for a dementia care facility. While first-hand testimony can be helpful, it can also create inaccurate perceptions about memory care. Here are some common misconceptions and the truth behind them.
A dementia community can provide your aging parent a safe place to live and socialize, especially if their dementia or Alzheimer’s has progressed.
We can all be forgetful. However, if your “senior moments” seem to occur more than they used to, it may be time to take a hard look at your brain health.
Kemper House Worthington offers innovative cognitive assessments to residents and non-residents to raise awareness about brain health. Our dedicated team is lead by Integrative Health & Support Director Caitlynn Fortson, who uses Cognivue to detect signs of cognitive decline.
It’s not unusual to feel unsure about seeing someone in a memory care home. You may not know what to talk about or how to approach your loved one, especially if you don’t want to upset them. Here are some tips that will help you make the most out of each visit.