Dr. Michael Raffi, Co-Director of UCSD's Memory Disorder's Clinic featured in NY Times article.
Take a minute to complete the following checklist. If you find yourself checking the following questions or feeling unsure about the answer, your loved one’s safety may be at risk.
When planning to move a loved one to an elder care facility, set the stage first. Arrange the room with familiar items before they move to the care facility. Familiarity will assist with the adjustment...
Visiting with someone you love who has Alzheimer's Disease or another dementia can be challenging. You want to do all you can to make sure the time you spend together is meaningful, enjoyable and happy for both of you. Dr. Teresa Shanahan of Lifeline Healthcare, Inc. recently shared with our program staff some guidelines for visits, and some suggestions for structuring appropriate Alzheimer's activities. We pass them on to you, with our thanks to Dr. Shanahan...
Building a routine for each day is a source of comfort and familiarity for many people. For people with Dementia, routine provides them additionally with a sense of safety. As you build a routine for daily activities, consider the inclusion of these five important components.
The following are guidelines to help start planning and implementing activities for people with Dementia. Each guideline is illustrated with one or more profiled examples. While there are many cognitive impairment commonalities, each person with Dementia is unique and has their own set of strengths and limitations.