It’s a concern I hear often. “She’s not eating…” From daughters, sons, husbands and wives. When someone has Alzheimer’s dementia or another memory disorder, we may become concerned about many things.
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I receive so many questions about exercise and with all questions, I usually inquire about the intent behind the question. What goals are you trying to accomplish? Do you want to exercise to help sleep? To keep you or your loved one walking safely? Do you think it will help with anxiousness or agitation?
As Bruce Springsteen once wrote, cars have a unique way of imbuing freedom – but how do you know when driving is no longer appropriate when living with dementia?
Giving and receiving. Giving or partnering. I have overheard and participated in many debates on care in my role as a dementia care specialist.