10 tips to get them to eat and drink more

“My father-in-law has dementia. He doesn’t eat well and frequently doesn’t finish drinks. He turns over the cutlery over and over and has to be reminded to eat, as well as forgetting he is holding a cup. I’ve seen your comments about sippy cups and I think we’ll get him a mug with a strawContinue reading “10 tips to get them to eat and drink more”

5 tips for awesome outings

I spoke to a great family recently. They do a lot of fun things with their mom, who has dementia, and they take her on a lot of outings. Mom always has fun on their outings, but when they get back to the dementia care community to drop her off…everything falls apart. I gave themContinue reading “5 tips for awesome outings”

5 Tips: Visit your loved one and leave without a fight

Beverly and her husband stood at the doorway of the care community, pointing fingers (literally) and arguing.  “What do you mean, you’re ‘going home!’” she cried. “I’m coming with you!”  “No,” Beverly’s husband argued back. “You live here now!” We’ve all seen this same type of fight a million times, but how can you avoid it? 1. Don’tContinue reading “5 Tips: Visit your loved one and leave without a fight”

How to Make the Move to a Care Community Successful

I get asked about moving loved ones to dementia care communities all the time. Families usually feel guilty, panicked, and concerned that their loved one with dementia will be very angry with them. Here are some of my favorite tips to make it go smoother! Pre-order my book and get a whole chapter on thisContinue reading “How to Make the Move to a Care Community Successful”

Snack Time

One of my favorite parts of every day at my community is when the Snack Cart comes out. I realized when I started here that there was not a designated “snack time” during the day. I have found that getting a snack helps my residents stay happy and calm.  The Snack Cart is just a bunchContinue reading “Snack Time”

6 Tips When Visiting Your Loved One in Memory Care.

Original content published on Alzheimer’s Reading Room. Here are some tips to help guide you when visiting your loved one in memory care. 1. Know what time of day is the best time to visit. As you know from caring for your loved one outside a memory care community, there are certain times of dayContinue reading “6 Tips When Visiting Your Loved One in Memory Care.”

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