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
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
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
Tips for Communication with Someone Living with Dementia
Dr. Tiney the founder of Lyght Bulb Moments discusses communicating with someone living with dementia. She also provides simple techniques to help guide care partners so they can have and maintain a meaningful connection with the person living with dementia.
Care Partner Care: You Can’t Help If You’re Not Looking Out For Yourself
One of the first things I stress to the care partners of people with dementia is that being a care partner can be a true gift. You are being of service to another human being who needs your help. There are fewer things that could be considered more important.
Happiness And Dementia: The Joy Of The Moment
Let’s start with the obvious: Dementia is a tragic disease, one that typically takes years to play out. But we strongly caution people who have been diagnosed or the people who care for them that it’s a mistake to let the disease take the joy from life. It’s not