Have a question? Ask me LIVE!

I’m debuting a new program where readers (and new visitors to my site!) can ask me questions live over the phone. How does it work?  $25 will get you an hour-long phone call with me. I’ll answer any of your dementia-related questions to the best of my ability. We’ll problem-solve and troubleshoot your loved one’sContinue reading “Have a question? Ask me LIVE!”

Is It Really Late-Stage Alzheimer’s?

Email Question: “My husband is 84 has had AD for approx 8 years. According to Dr he is mid stage 6. Except for not remembering, his  basic skills are very good, grooming, dressing, walking, conversation. He can read anything you give him including newspapers and read aloud in context and discuss parts of what heContinue reading “Is It Really Late-Stage Alzheimer’s?”

My mother always is waiting for someone to take her home to her mother home. Most times this is late afternoon and she does definitely suffer from sundowners. Many times we can distract her and say tomorrow knowing that she won’t remember it but sometimes it really upsets her as she won’t be distracted. Do you have any suggestions

We have a lot of residents who feel the same way later in the afternoon. – Does something trigger her anxiety? For example, we have a resident who starts yelling for her parents, but after we give her something to eat, she calms down because she’s usually just hungry.  – I would find out ifContinue reading “My mother always is waiting for someone to take her home to her mother home. Most times this is late afternoon and she does definitely suffer from sundowners. Many times we can distract her and say tomorrow knowing that she won’t remember it but sometimes it really upsets her as she won’t be distracted. Do you have any suggestions”

When Should a Person Move From Dementia Care to a SNF?

Tess’ question: “At what point is a sweet-natured senior with dementia no longer an appropriate candidate for living in a memory care facility? Can memory care facilities give the increased hands-on care someone in the later stages of AD needs to receive? In your opinion, when should an AD sufferer go to a skilled nursingContinue reading “When Should a Person Move From Dementia Care to a SNF?”

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