Posts Categorized: Dementia Care

Men Who Care; Supporting the Male Caregiver

Historically women have been recognized as the world’s caregivers. They provide care for their families, their spouses, their aging parents and grandparents, but in today’s world, more and more men are assuming the role of caregiver. Females are traditionally considered nurturers while males (traditionally) are not. So what happens when those roles are reversed? How… Read more »

The Frightened, Bewildered, Apprehensive, Anxious, Angry, Alzheimer’s Patient

By Bob De Marco Alzheimer’s Reading Room Don’t get angry at the actions of someone that is deeply forgetful. Instead start asking yourself why are they reacting the way they are? How are they feeling (them, not you)? Bored, frightened, bewildered, apprehensive, anxious and angry. I can say that every one of those words applied… Read more »

Recommended Reading for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Nobody understands what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia like someone who’s been there. What works for one patient won’t necessarily work for another, but through trial and error, from first-hand experience, many caregivers and medical professionals have come up with tips and suggestions to help other caregivers. Here is some… Read more »