A basic understanding of what dementia means

Dementia can be a very difficult concept to grasp for many family members and caretakers. Understanding the perspective of a dementia sufferer is an important early step to providing the best care for them though. A big part of my work has been about trying to take an...

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What to do when your loved one with dementia refuses help

Even though our loved ones require more and more help and guidance as their dementia progresses, they may refuse a helping hand at home or within a care facility. What is one to do in this situation? The first principle I tell people to keep in mind is that as...

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The top warning signs of anosognosia

Dementia is heartbreaking for many reasons. Unlike a broken bone, high blood pressure or other chronic illness, there is no treatment for this disease. In addition, loved ones caring for those with dementia or professional caregivers will feel the emotional tolls and...

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