People with congestive heart failure (CHF) often tire easily, especially if they exert themselves. In CHF, the heart is swollen with fluids and cannot beat efficiently. The body's cells then beRead More
What do you do when sweet Mom starts cursing angrily? When straitlaced Dad makes off-color remarks?
In persons with dementia, these behaviors are not on purpose.
They are caused by Read More
Bathing brings many discomforts. Bathrooms can feel cold and drafty when a person is wet. And running water can be noisy. Nudity makes bathing very intimate, which can be distressing when a modest Read More
Many of us admire people who have the gift of remaining calm. Calm as a signature strength is the ability to respond to threats from a place of appropriate confidence. To remain "centered.&quoRead More
No one can keep an eye on another person 24/7. Even in the most vigilant household, a loved one with dementia—Alzheimer's or other memory disorder—may just find a way to slip out thRead More