• By Published On: September 16th, 2022

    Think Slow

    For those who care for Persons Living With Dementia (PLWDs), you’ve seen how quickly things can get out of hand, as the person in your care faces an obstacle and becomes upset and frustrated. This is common, and it’s a challenge for the care partner—because often, an escalation with the

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  • By Published On: August 12th, 2022

    Food For Thought: Sundowning

    Dr. Tiney Ray discusses the common problem of sundowning.

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  • By Published On: August 4th, 2022

    Sensory Overload And Dementia

    Think about what happens when you have too much going on at one time. The TV’s blaring. Kids are asking permission to do things you’d rather they didn’t. The phone’s ringing and you’re getting a text. And you only have another 30 minutes to get dinner ready. Pretty overwhelming, isn’t

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  • By Published On: July 19th, 2022

    Dehydration and Persons Living With Dementia

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  • By Published On: July 6th, 2022

    Food For Thought: Support Groups

    Dr. Tiney Ray of Lyght Bulb Moments discussed the value of Support Groups for the cargegivers of Persons Living With Dementia.

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  • By Published On: June 23rd, 2022

    Grief Is A Thing

    One typically doesn’t associated grief with someone who’s still living, and caregivers of Persons Living With Dementia my find themselves surprised at how they experience sudden feelings of grief. It’s a common occurrence. Because even though you may not have physically lost a loved one or a patient, you do

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  • By Published On: June 13th, 2022

    Video: Caregiver Stress

    Caregiver stress is common among people who care for People Living With Dementia. Dr. Tiney Ray counsels families and professional caregivers on how to manage the stress. In this video, she shares some key ideas.  

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  • By Published On: June 13th, 2022

    Comorbidities And Dementia

    During the pandemic, we often heard about how comorbidities (other diseases or conditions) could have an impact on a person’s ability to recover from COVID-19. Public service information on comorbidities opened many people’s eyes to how a long-term condition could directly affect others. And comorbidities are definitely something that must

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  • By Published On: May 9th, 2022

    Professional Dementia Care: The Power (And Profitability) Of Teamwork

    I work with numerous nursing homes, assisted living, and other health care facilities to help professionals better understand how to be better care partners to persons living with dementia (PLWD). I use the Positive Approach to Care™ (PAC) developed by renowned Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, which has proven to be

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  • By Published On: May 9th, 2022

    Being A Care Partner Is Tough. It’s Also A Gift.

    When I counsel families and the family members who will provide care for the Person Living With Dementia (PLWD), we talk about a lot of serious topics—how to handle inappropriate behaviors, sudden changes in behavior, and practical day-to-day issues. Caring for a Person Living With Dementia can be daunting, and

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