Dementia

I Am in Dementia Prison with My Mom

My husband and I have been caring for my 92 year old mother for over five years. It has taken me almost that long to even  admit and verbalize that my mother has dementia. I always would just say that she was forgetful and then as time went on I added the word confused. In the last year she has also become anxious and panicky when we leave her home alone for a short period of time. Tonight, after I ran an errand for less than two hours, I returned to a frantic mother.

It Beats You Down, Burns You Out, Worries You to Death, and Never Stops

Hello everyone! I am new to this site but not new to caregiving. This may be a little long, but I encourage you to read it. I encourage you because I know that you can relate to everything that I am going to say.....

Creativity & Aging Webinar: Creativity, Communication and Dementia

This webinar took place in December 6, 2011.

Two professionals in the aging field, Drs. Gay Hanna and Anne Basting, will discuss (1) the importance of increasing awareness among arts and aging professionals, family caregivers and others about the link between the arts and wellness in older adults; and (2) TimeSlips, a current program which has been effective with older adults with dementia.

Mất trí, Bệnh này có nghĩa là gà? (Dementia: Is this Dementia and What Does it Mean?)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

Hướng Dẫn Người Chăm Sóc Hiểu Về Những Hành Vi Mất Trí Nhớ (Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

이것이 치매일까요? 치매는 무엇을 의미합니까? (Dementia: Is this Dementia, and What Does it Mean?)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

치매, 간병 그리고 좌절감 다스리기 (Dementia, Caregiving and Controlling Frustration)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

건강 돌봄이를 위한 치매 행동 가이드 (Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

TimeSlips

TimeSlips is a creative, group storytelling project for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. A major component of this program is dedicated to training professionals to replicate the intervention.

Organization:

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Center on Age & Community (UWM's CAC).

Interdisciplinary program works to advance innovation in aging by fostering partnerships between scholars and practitioners in education, applied research, and long term care

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

Coping with Caregiving. REACH I

REACH I is a research project which explores the effectiveness of different interventions to reduce burden and distress of family caregivers. It includes a train-the trainer education program which focuses exclusively on self-care for dementia family caregivers.

Organization:

Stanford University School of Medicine Older Adult and Family Center

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