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Alzheimer’s Disease and Sundowning

Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, affects some folks who have Alzheimer's illness and dementia. People with dementia who "sundown," encounter periods of increased confusion and agitation as the sun goes down; and occasionally through the night. Sundowning may prevent individuals with dementia from sleeping well. It might also make them more prone to wander. Sundowning is [...]

Revive, Refresh, Recharge: Self-Care Essentials Every Caregiver Deserves

Contributed by Sharon Wagner Embarking on the caregiving journey is akin to navigating a ship through uncharted waters. While the role is noble and rewarding, the challenges can quickly mount, leading to burnout. This guide from Centennial Adultcare Center offers essential self-care techniques for caregivers. By internalizing these strategies, caregivers can stay replenished and offer [...]

Avoiding Mealtime Frustrations

In the course of caring for a loved one, often mealtimes can become increasingly challenging and frustrating as diseases progress. Whether it is progression of dementia or other cognitive disabilities, or increasing physical constraints, there are countless factors that can lead to difficulties at mealtime. There are some important issues to bear in mind and [...]