Because dementia robs people of language, non-verbal communication becomes even more important. Touch is a powerful way to connect with someone who is losing other avenues to communicate.
When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.
The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.
Non- verbal communication is critical when dealing with dementia, and touch is a powerful way to connect with someone who is losing other avenues to communicate.
Oxford HealthCare's Memory Care Program presents Coping with Caregiving, a free event to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
At times, the symptoms of dementia, delirium and depression overlap and occur simultaneously. It is important to recognize the differences in order to seek the appropriate treatment. Oxford HealthCare's Memory Care Program is a resource to help you.
As humans, we are communicating from the time we are born. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can gradually diminish the ability to communicate as the disease progresses. Expressing thoughts and understanding others can both be affected. Individuals with dementia may forget words, invent words or use familiar words repeatedly
With more Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to understand the truth about the disease. Here are some of the top myths according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease causing a slow decline in memory, language, reasoning, judgment, and daily functioning. It typically develops gradually and worsens over the course of several years.
By Carol Combs, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator. Dementia is a broad term that describes the progressive deterioration of a person’s memory. It affects the brain’s ability to think, reason and remember—and ultimately interferes with the person’s ability to function [...]