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Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

By |2020-07-06T14:32:09+00:00July 5th, 2020|care partner, COVID-19, long term care, nursing home, Person-Centered Care, Uncategorized|

All of us have been impacted by COVID-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created some significant challenges for those living with dementia, especially for those living in long term care communities. In addition, as states work to reopen or partially reopen care communities, the common misunderstanding that individuals living with dementia cannot practice social distancing may result in their continued unnecessary and harmful isolation.

Tips for Creating Memory Books to Enable Conversation

By |2020-03-30T15:19:11+00:00March 29th, 2019|alzheimers, care partner, communication, dementia, dementia. alzheimers|

For people living with dementia, reading is a preserved skill. Therefore visual aids that include written information can be used as memory supports. Memory books can improve quality of life by: Helping people remember important informationMaking conversation easierReducing responsive (challenging) behaviors, such as exit seeking and repetitive questioningProviding reassurance and comfort A memory book is [...]