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Anxiety and Worries

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anxiety and Worries: the potential for fear A diagnosis of dementia is uniquely troubling for a person. It signals a future of uncertainty and inevitable decline, putting the plans of a well-ordered life in disarray. Little wonder it is a source of anxiety, worry and fear. Caregivers and loved ones share these feelings, since they…

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Anger and Frustration

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anger and Frustration: when emotions run high The changes brought on by Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can be extremely frustrating for the individual experiencing these issues. The gradual loss of control, as well as physical challenges, combine to create strong emotional reactions that sometimes erupt as fits of anger. For a caregiver, this…

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Staying Active – Exercise

Living With Alzheimer's >> Designing a Care Plan | 04.24.15

Staying active: the importance of exercise Staying physically active should be a priority for those with dementia, since it can have an important impact on both physical and mental health. This doesn’t need to be a formal regimen. On the contrary, getting the person involved in a variety of casual physical activities, such as walks,…

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Telephone Use

Living With Alzheimer's >> Day-To-Day Issues | 04.24.15

Using the phone: helping the person stay connected The telephone is one of our most important connections to friends and family. But the symptoms of dementia can result in a diminished ability to use the phone, leading to increased isolation and the possibility of a dangerous situation if the person can’t make a call during…

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Shopping

Living With Alzheimer's >> Day-To-Day Issues | 04.24.15

Shopping: how to help with an essential task Shopping is not only the way we keep our kitchen and closet stocked, it is also an important social activity and one of the ways we connect with the world. For people with dementia, however, shopping may become difficult. Why is this happening? Memory problems, decision-making impairments…

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