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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Uncovering the “Why” Behind Behavior Changes

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Uncovering the “Why” Behind Behavior Changes Please don’t forget the “why” in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.  Too often, I find that a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia has a change in their behavior, and the first thought from the caregiver is “well, they have dementia.”.  This saddens me because the […]

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Wayfinding

5 Basic Wayfinding Techniques in Dementia Care | Wellness Strategies Group

5 Basic Wayfinding Techniques in Dementia Care Wayfinding techniques create a friendly and familiar environment that aids in navigating through it.  We use wayfinding in our everyday lives.  Think of a time you followed a sign to the restroom in a public place.  They probably also used an arrow to help you navigate.  This is

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dementia care

Dementia Care: Creativity to Quench Thirst | Wellness Strategies Group

Dementia Care: Creativity to Quench Thirst Dementia care should always be approached in a highly personalized manner because each person’s preferences, dislikes, abilities and history are unique.  Every plan of care should be tailored to the individual so success can be achieved.  In this blog, we discuss the challenges that one living with dementia may

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dysphagia

Signs of Dysphagia in Alzheimer’s Disease | Wellness Strategies Group

Signs of Dysphagia in Alzheimer’s Disease Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing.  It can develop in anyone, but more often it occurs in older adults, and the incidence of dysphagia increases when the patient also has Alzheimer’s Disease.  The process of swallowing may seem easy, and we don’t give much thought to it, but there are several

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cognitive assessment

10 Signs A Cognitive Assessment Is Needed | Wellness Strategies Group

10 Signs a Cognitive Assessment is Needed As we age gracefully, it can be difficult to know if the change in your, or your loved ones, cognitive status is related to the normal aging process, or if it could mean something more.  The changes may be subtle – such as misplacing your keys or forgetting

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Effective Dementia Communication

Effective Dementia Communication Techniques

Effective Dementia Communication Techniques That’s not true!  This is a common response I hear when completing an intake assessment. As I’m asking the person living with dementia questions about their medical history, a family member may respond with that exclamation. While I acknowledge the importance of family members identifying inaccuracies, there are more effective methods

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aging in place

Ideal and Practical Aging in Place | Wellness Strategies Group

Ideal and Practical Aging in Place There are many success stories from those who have decided aging in place is their preferred lifestyle.  With the proper planning, resources and guidance, aging adults are discovering a vibrant and independent life at home.  This blog will provide valuable information and insights for those wishing to spend their

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Dementia Coaching

Discover Dementia Coaching | Wellness Strategies Group

Discover Dementia Coaching Dementia is a complex and often emotionally challenging condition that affects not only the person diagnosed with dementia, but also their loved ones and caregivers.  Every day can bring new uncertainties and struggles, and dementia coaching is emerging as a powerful resource, offering guidance, support, and a path towards a better quality

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dementia caregivers

Dementia Caregivers Essential Guide: Managing Incontinence with Dignity

Dementia Caregivers Essential Guide: Managing Incontinence with Dignity Caring for someone with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging.  Among the various difficulties caregivers may encounter, managing incontinence is a common concern.  Incontinence refers to the loss of bowel or bladder control without intention.  It is essential for dementia caregivers to approach this issue with

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