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Helping Your Seriously Ill Loved One Through Difficult Emotions

As your loved one progresses through a serious illness, it’s only natural that he or she will face difficult emotions: fear, anger, sadness and much more. Yet not all people can express these emotions clearly. Perhaps your loved one is tearful, withdrawn, irritable or very worried. You may notice personality changes or feel that your continue reading…

When Your Loved One With Dementia Acts Aggressively

Hitting, pinching, scratching, hair-pulling, biting, threatening, shouting and swearing are just a few of the aggressive behaviors a person with dementia might display. Have you struggled with any of these tendencies with your loved one? You are certainly not alone. And trying to correct these behaviors often leads to frustration and sadness because those with continue reading…

How to Avoid Yet Another Bath War

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know bath time can be a real battle. Your loved one or resident may say “I just had a bath!” or “Get away from me!” Sometimes, the individual can even become aggressive. Why do people with dementia struggle so much with bath time? continue reading…

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