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Strategies for Connecting

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Have you ever noticed that the abilities of a person living with dementia can change greatly over short periods of time? It can be extremely challenging to know what exactly to expect on a day-to-day basis. First, slowing down your initial approach can be very helpful.  Greet them from a small distance away. Watch their…

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Strategies For Dealing With Caregiver Stress

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The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can strain even the most resilient person. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of the many resources and tools available to help you provide care for your loved one. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for anyone…

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Validation Therapy and Dementia Care

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Validation is a good feeling. Most of us try to surround ourselves with people who, through their words and actions, make us feel understood and supported. The need to feel validated doesn’t disappear when someone develops Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, but it can be hard for loves ones and caregivers to provide…

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7 Ways of Helping a Person with Dementia Symptoms Feel Less Anxious

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This article was originally posted on TeepaSnow.com, written by Valerie Feurich.  Read the original article here >   As you go through life, you may tend to take for granted the amazing feats and abilities of your brain. Remembering where you parked the car, how to make your favorite pasta dish, or being able to…

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