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Dementia Care Tips

More than 5 million people are living with a form of dementia in the U.S. and Canada today. Homewatch CareGivers understands that dementia brings endless changes, challenges and concerns to not only the person diagnosed, but the entire family. Browse through our Dementia Care Tips to find hands-on, no-nonsense advice for families living with dementia. Look for tips related to preserving skills and function, coping with symptoms, and preventing caregiver burnout.

For individuals living with dementia, quality of life is largely determined by the environment. These helpful tips will offer small environmental changes that can yield a positive impact.

  • Mealtime Success
  • Memory Recall
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Daily Journal
  • Tasks of Daily Living
  • Object Identification & Manipulation
  • Face and Name Recognition
  • Attention Span & Concentration
  • Suggested Activities for Stage 1 Alzheimer's
  • Suggested Activities for Stage 2 Alzheimer's
  • Household Chores and Upkeep
  • Verbal Skills

There are many tools and coping strategies available for those diagnosed with dementia and their family members. These practical tips can create awareness of possible triggers, and provide coaching for family and friends when symptoms occur.

  • Mealtime Success
  • Catastrophic Reactions
  • Structure and Routine

The emotional and psychological impact of caring for individuals living with dementia can create severe physical and emotional issues for the family caregiver. These insightful tips will provide new perspective and skills for managing the care of a loved one.

  • The Long Goodbye
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Holidays and Traditions
  • THINK PEACE method
  • Support Groups for Caregivers
  • Making the Right Care Choice
  • Handling Dementia Symptoms with Therapeutic Fibbing and Diversion
  • Home Safety
  • Anti-Stress Diet for Caregivers
  • Safety Precautions
  • Explaining, Excusing, and Defending Your Loved One
  • The 10 Warning Signs of Stress