Care for Parent With Dementia

Many of the calls I get are from the adult child of a parent with dementia.  It’s all too common these days.  In some of these cases the parent’s dementia is mild, but they are no longer safe to be home alone. Two of the major concerns for a senior living alone with dementia are medication management and safety. When an elderly person has very limited, or no short term memory, the risk of them […]

9 Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Has Dementia

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year.  She just turned 85.  The disease is still in its very early stages and she’s doing well, so our hope is the dementia will outlive her.  Family has noticed the subtle changes and she’s very aware her memory is getting worse, but to focus on the negative is to lose quality time with our mom, so instead we take every day as it comes and are learning […]

Here Are Some Helpful Dementia Activities

Useful Dementia Activities When a loved one has Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia, being familiar with some helpful dementia activities is important. When a senior feels engaged, their days are more meaningful. Maintaining a senior’s old interests and activities is as important as ever, and in some ways, even more important after a diagnosis.  The right kind of dementia activities can help to reconnect a senior to their past, a comfortable feeling.  Appropriate dementia […]

Choosing a San Diego Alzheimer’s Care Facility

The day may come when you feel your can no longer provide the care that your loved one with Alzheimer’s needs. If and when that happens, you will want to look for a quality San Diego Alzheimer’s care facility. San Diego Alzheimer’s care facilities, also known as memory care facilities, are staffed and equipped to care specifically for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. There are many memory care facilities throughout the San […]