AL caregivers often develop deep, emotional, and personal bonds with residents and are more likely than any other type of caregiver to develop that bond near the end of the resident’s life, when they are most physically or emotionally compromised. As an AL caregiver you enter into someone’s life, help them through what could be […]
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What is Sundowning Syndrome? Sundowning is a symptom of dementia. It’s also known as “late-day confusion.” You may notice that some residents’ confusion and agitation gets worse in the late afternoon and evening compared to their symptoms earlier in the day. There are a number of things we as caretakers can do to reduce sundowning […]
In order to increase the quality of daily life for a person living with dementia, the caregiver needs to create moments of peace and reassurance. Truth-telling tools like reality orientation and validation therapy can be useful in helping dementia patients process their confusing world, but sometimes the truth can hurt more than help. When a […]