Bathing Dilemmas and Dementia

Bathing Dilemmas and Dementia

Bathing can be one of most difficult personal care activities that caregivers face. The reason? Bathing and showering is an intense and intimate experience for people with dementia. Such people may perceive this hands-on procedure as being a threatening, even...
The Hand-in-Hand Relationship of Anxiety and Dementia

The Hand-in-Hand Relationship of Anxiety and Dementia

Over the past several years, I have heard it promoted that anxiety and its symptoms be labeled as hidden elements of dementia. I don’t believe that they are hidden very well, for studies have shown that upwards to 70% of people living with dementia-related diseases...
The Difference between Hallucinations and  Delusions

The Difference between Hallucinations and Delusions

If you should be experiencing the illness of loved ones or if you are caring for patients in a health care setting, it is essential that someone become their advocate; even more so, it is necessary if they are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of...
The Falls of Dementia

The Falls of Dementia

Here’s something I noticed many years ago: “The further advanced dementia becomes, the closer their feet will stay to the ground.” What I mean by this is, people who are living from a dementia-related disease most likely develop an unsteady gait, hardly lifting their...
The Caregivers Podcast

The Caregivers Podcast

Vince Zangaro was recently a guest on the Caregivers Podcast. Check out the episode and more information HERE.