Mobile Resource Library Tabs

Filters

Search

Asset Publisher

Content with Topic Dementia .

Resources

Please enter a date in the format M M / d d / y y y y
An older adult using the telephone with support from a loved one

5 Tips to Help our Loved Ones with Using Telephones

For many of our loved ones, hearing and vision problems develop over time and create problems when they want to use the telephone. When a loved one has challenges that cause them to avoid using the phone, tension can ensue. We can help our loved ones retain their independence with these tips for addressing the many different challenges that may cause a loved one to stop using the phone.

Read More

06/11/2019

An older adult seated with her plate at a dinner table

5 Tips to Help a Loved One Manage Eating Difficulties

As a loved one ages, they may experience changes that impact their appetite; their ability to distinguish taste, smell, temperature and texture of food; and, if they have dementia, they may have difficulty feeding themselves. We can help our loved ones maintain proper nutrition and avoid unwanted weight loss and other negative outcomes.

Read More

06/11/2019

Managing Finances for a Loved One with Dementia

Handling a loved one’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when they have been diagnosed with dementia. In fact, the inability to handle finances is often one of the first signs that a loved one has the disease. They might pay bills more than once, forget to pay bills entirely, give money away unexpectedly or have trouble balancing their checkbook. Dementia can also leave a loved one open to financial risk and abuse, which can make it even more important for us to familiarize ourselves with how best to protect them from these threats.

Read More

06/06/2019

Nicolay, S. (2018, December 11). Why Music Therapy is a Powerful Tool for Individuals with Dementia. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/friends-and-family/caregiving/why-music-therapy-is-a-powerful-tool-for-individuals-with-dementia.

Primetica, B. (2018, November 13). Why an Action Plan Can Help You Manage Your Loved One's Dementia Care. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/friends-and-family/caregiving/why-an-action-plan-can-help-you-manage-your-loved-ones-dementia-care.