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What Are The Different Types of Dementia?

This post is the first of many in a series about understanding the various types of dementia and how each one impacts an individual after diagnosis. We acknowledge that there are over 400 different types of dementia, we will be focusing on some of the more common ones as well as some of the not so common dementias that are affecting many people today. In this first post we will...

People with dementia can wander and get lost at any stage of the disease.

Wandering and getting lost

Dementia Behaviour: Wandering This is the final installment on the most common behaviours we see when caring for a loved one with dementia. As we know the disease can cause us to lose our ability to recognise familiar faces and places. People with dementia can wander and get lost at any stage of the disease. Sixty percent of those with Alzheimer’s wander at some point. Some of us want to go...

Here at MPHC, we always say that instead of trying to bring a person with dementia into our world, we need to live in their world.

Dementia Behaviours: New Suspicions

Dementia Behaviours This is our fifth blog on behaviours, and this is one I dealt with personally. Before I tell you my personal experience. I think we need to understand that people with dementia may become suspicious of those around them.  Even saying they have stolen from them, or if speaking to their spouse, they may accuse them of infidelity. Delusions which are firmly held beliefs in things that are not real...

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Repetitive Actions

This is our fourth blog about behaviours and how we as caregivers should respond to said behaviours. Have you ever noticed that your loved one may be saying or doing the same thing over and over – like repeating a word, question, or activity. You may find yourself getting frustrated and saying something to the effect of, I just answered you two seconds ago, why are you repeating the same...

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Forgetfulness and Confusion

This is our third blog in a series on behaviours. Forgetfulness and confusion in the later stages of the disease, will present itself as your loved one not being able to remember familiar faces, places, names, or things. In the earlier stages of the disease, it may be mild, and the person may have trouble remembering recent events making decisions or processing what is said by others. They may even...

Anxiety: We believe in providing in home care services that ensure your safety, wellbeing and connection to your beloved home, be it in your own home, a retirement home or a long-term care facility.

Anxiety and Agitation

In our first blog on behaviours, we explored anger and aggression and determined that the best way to deal with it was to remain calm and remember that it is not truly towards us as caregivers. It is usually because your loved one is frustrated, and they do not know how to truly express themselves. According to the Dementia Society there is a basic three-step approach in understanding and finding solutions...

Honesty, compassion, sincerity and trust are the foundation of all our interactions with our clients, family members and co-workers.

Anger and Aggression

Many of us are dealing with loved ones who have dementia, be it Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal, vascular, or any of the other dementias out there. What has been noticed is that there are several behaviours that present themselves and we have decided to address the most common ones over the next few months in our blogs. These behaviours may present themselves over the course of a few hours a...