Posts Tagged ‘ dementia ’

Understanding Dementia Care

Nov 13th, 2016 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The infographic in this article is offered to help caregivers better understand the experience of the person with Dementia. The more we understand the better we are equipped to offer compassionate and competent care for the person with Alzheimer’s or any Dementia-related illness.



Senior Health: Diagnosing Cognitive Impairment

Jun 5th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Diagnosing cognitive impairment is an issue of concern to many seniors, their elderly parents and their younger children.  You may be worried about Grandma’s deteriorating mental capacity, or the weird things Dad has been doing lately, or whether or not Alzheimer’s (which may run in your family) is going to be an issue for you.  [...]



Dealing with the Effects of Dementia on Decision-Making

May 30th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

One of the difficult pieces of dad’s dementia has been listening to his ‘onceinawhile’ verbal attacks.  They haven’t been frequent, nor have they been  vicious, both of which my hospice sister says could change.  One day, recently,  I went with my father to the gas station to fill his car.  He willingly and almost automatically [...]



No, We’re Not Moving

May 24th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

Reality walked out the back door with Dad and his wife, our second mom, when any discussion about a move to their ’home state’ was on their plate.  It seemed for this 94 year old demented  father of ours and his 82 year old wife, that they would be able to handle the severe cold weather, the [...]



You’re WHAT? A Talk With Elderly Parents

May 9th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

They started talking the other day…to me…about moving.  I am 68 and the thought of moving does some very uncomfortable things to my innards.  Dad is 94 and his wife, our second mom, is 82 and they are talking about moving half way across the country.  I try to remember what I’ve learned from my [...]