Guest Post: The Benefits of Animals for People Living With Dementia

The unconditional love and support that pets provide can be a great help to people with dementia. Sean Whiting, Director of country outfitters and pet supply store Houghton Country, explains how. Domestic animals like dogs and cats, as well as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even lizards, provide routine and a sense of responsibility to…

Guest Post: Arts & Crafts for People with Alzheimer’s

Caregiving for dementia patients requires a lot of patience, flexibility, and sticking to a scheduled routine. It’s not easy by a longshot, but helping a dementia patient feel more relaxed and less confused is important. Your patient may be mostly independent with momentary lapses, or entirely dependent on you, depending on how far along their…

Have You Tried These Alternative & Complementary Therapies for Dementia?

Currently, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease and few medications to treat it. As for the medications that do exist, effectiveness is quite varied. As a result, many care partners are seeking complementary or alternative therapies to treat their loved one’s symptoms and behaviors. In Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, these…

How To Explain Dementia To A Child

explaining dementia to a child

Having a friend or family member who is living with dementia is difficult, and everyone will have their own way of dealing with those diagnosed with it. Coping with a dementia diagnosis or finding out someone close to you has dementia is distressing – even for the most thick-skinned individuals. Explaining a dementia diagnosis to…

A Holistic Approach To Communication

Communication is a vital and very rewarding part of work in the Care sector. It has a big part to play in supporting someone with their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Doing so, however, can often present challenges. Someone with a cognitive impairment (e.g. as a result of dementia, a head injury, or a…