- Care Card #1 – What is Alzheimer’s Disease and Possible Signs
- Care Card #2 – Communication
- Care Card #3 – Bathing
- Care Card #4 – Activities
- Care Card #5 – Sleep Problems
- Care Card #6 – Dressing
- Care Card #7 – Eating
- Care Card #8 – Incontinence
- Care Card #9 – Caregiver Checklist
- Care Card #10 – What Can Friends and Family Do? A Caregiver Responds
A Memory Book provides a record of the individual’s personal history. This can be especially helpful as the disease progresses and memory loss increases. The goal of this manual is to provide ideas for activities that will be both interesting and stimulating to the person with dementia. In addition, the activities can be rewarding and fulfilling for the caregiver.
The Activity Kits have been assembled for the purpose of spending one-on-one time with a person who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These kits can bring a sense of well-being to a person who may have difficulty with interacting in a large group.
Arkansas can have tornadoes at any time of year, but spring can be a particularly dangerous time. The weather service keeps us informed when storms are coming and also gives us information about how to prepare for emergency situations. It is particularly important to have a plan when you live with someone who has dementia. This article is a compilation of information from several different sources.
Cold weather is very risky for older people in general, but especially those who have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. The winter chill can also lower the temperature inside your body. That can be deadly if not treated quickly. This drop in body temperature, often caused by staying in a cool place for too long, is called hypothermia (hi-po-ther-mee-uh).
Adult Children of aging parents face many challenges. Concerns of safety often conflict with the elder’s choice related to independence.
Summer Heat Precautions
High temperatures and humidity can combine to create deadly conditions. This is especially true for high‐risk populations such as the very young, the elderly and the people weakened by chronic illness or other health conditions. It is compounded in people with dementia who are unable to dress appropriately for the weather.