Dementia is unique to each individual, tailored support and practical solutions are here for you and your family. Understanding the changes to the brain associated with the different types of dementia (over 110 different types at this time), provides perspective to the changes you are witnessing. Learn how to navigate family roles and responsibilities and the health care system.
Support can be provided to individuals with dementia, families, or professional caregivers. Let’s address the difficulties together and find strategies to reduce stress. Working together is the healthier option. This online or in person service is flexible to accommodate your busy schedule and geographical location. The online video conferencing component gives us the opportunity to speak face to face with you or several members at one time.
Strategies to explore together may focus on personal/financial care of the person living with dementia, recognizing unmet needs, reducing risks for living safely, or providing a supportive environment to create a sense of purpose. Most importantly, our time can be spent discussing your personal needs.
Absolutely nothing! Just reading the definition of stigma makes my stomach turn and my heart ache. Stigma, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is “A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person”. Wow, that is quite a handle to walk with.
Dear Dementia Diary, Breathe! I mean really breathe and start getting really good at it. There will be many instances while living with dementia when you will need this tool from your toolbox.
Dear Dementia Diary, Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases affecting memory, other cognitive abilities, and behavior. These diseases significantly interfere with a person’s ability to maintain activities of daily living.