Want to learn more about the nature of caregiving for people with dementia but don’t know where to start? Looking for solidarity with other people who also have a loved one with dementia? Here we have compiled a diverse reading list on the topic, ranging from informational guides and academic articles to anecdotes and opinion pieces. Caregiving Guides: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss, 6th edition, by Nancy L.
Dementia is known to cause problems to peoples’ short term memory, which can manifest in them repeating themselves over and over. In most cases, when your loved one is saying the same thing over and over, they are not aware of it. On your end, it can be easy to become frustrated that your response is not addressing their concern or stopping the repetition. This is where it becomes vital that you equip yourself with techniques that will keep any of your frustration from making your loved one u
Lying to somebody you care for is generally difficult. It stays on our conscience and can make us feel like we are being cruel. Caregivers of people with dementia (PWD), however, find themselves doing it almost every day. For those of us living with and actively caring for PWD, we may sometimes justify lying as a “necessary evil” to avoid confrontation and simply “give them away to their illusions.” After all, who wants to be the one to tell their loved one that the pet they are adamantly search