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Shorter Days and Dementia: Fighting Late-Day Confusion

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Late-Day Confusion One of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is late-day confusion. Often called “sundowning,” this phenomenon usually worsens as the days get shorter. If someone you care for has dementia, you may notice them getting more confused and agitated in late afternoon and evening. As the days get shorter, … Read more

3 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Caregivers are heroes If you’re a caregiver for a hospice patient, Alzheimer’s patient, or anyone with long-term needs, you are a true hero. You sacrifice in ways many others do not understand. Yes, it’s rewarding, but it can also be very taxing emotionally as well as physically. It’s important to watch for signs of burnout. … Read more

Tips for Traveling with Alzheimer’s Patients

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Summer vacations are time-honored tradition for many families. When a family member has early-stage dementia, travel may still be possible. However, it is important to take precautions to make sure the trip doesn’t become overwhelming. Stick With the Routine When organizing travel for someone with Alzheimer’s, plan the trip around what will be easiest on … Read more