Day: February 29, 2016

How can you help a person with dementia adapt to a new caregiver at home when he has been looked after by one person previously? The person with dementia insists that he wants to be with me, or alone. I work from home, but need to go to the office sometimes. I've hired people and he does OK with them, but afterwards he turns into a furious gremlin with me and insists he doesn't want anyone in the house with him.

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Pattern-Seeking Behavior

People often ask me if their loved ones with dementia can “learn new things.” My answer usually is something like, “kind of.” I realize that this

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