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Reconnecting Post-COVID 19: 6 Tips for Enjoyable, Meaningful Visits

Before the pandemic, many people avoided visiting their loved ones with dementia, telling themselves, “Mom won’t even know who I am” or “Dad won’t remember I was there, so what’s the point?” In fact, a survey by the UK's Alzheimer's Society found that up to 42% of the public thought it was pointless to visit someone who no longer recognized them.

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High-Stress Hygiene: Bathing & Dressing

Does your loved one with dementia give you a hard time when it’s bath time? Do they resist help when choosing their outfits or dressing? Some people with memory loss are reluctant to accept assistance because these routines are intimate or because they resent their loss of independence. Others may find these tasks unpleasant or frightening.

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Coming to Terms with a Dementia Diagnosis

Facing a dementia diagnosis can be a turbulent rollercoaster ride of emotions that, understandably, not many families are eager to board. “We at YourLife know all too well how devastating a dementia diagnosis can be for families,” says Danielle Buck, Director of Community Relations at YourLife™ of Stuart, a Memory Care community in Stuart, Florida. “But acknowledging and coming to terms with a diagnosis is vital to ensuring that the person with dementia receives proper care and emotional and physical support as their disease progresses.

Sundowning: Triggers, Symptoms & How to Manage It

Does your loved one’s mood take a nosedive, or do their behaviors become more challenging, as nightfall approaches? Do they often wake during the night, causing you to worry about their safety or lose much-needed sleep yourself? Did you know there’s a term for this neurological condition and specific tasks you can take to minimize its effects?

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