November 16, 2019

Once a month, I'll answer your questions about dementia and care-giving here in my blog. If you've got a question, feel free to submit it. 

Question: My mom is 86, has had two strokes, and now has vascular dementia. Lately every time I see her, she says how she jus...

November 15, 2019

Paranoia and delusions in dementia can range from the seemingly ridiculous, for example when they suddenly think a denture-thief is on the loose, to the heartbreaking when they think a loving spouse is being unfaithful or accuse family members of stealing from them. Or...

November 14, 2019

People with dementia can sometimes get stuck on a subject or behavior, or might say or do inappropriate things, or ask upsetting questions, or get themselves into unsafe situations. Any time you find yourself in a spot where you want to get them off a topic or activity...

June 15, 2018

People with dementia are still people, prone to getting cranky, upset, scared, and the whole rest of the big bag of emotions we all draw from. But the difference is that they are losing the ability to put their feelings into words, and how they express those feelings a...

May 18, 2018

Many dementia caregivers have heard their loved one say “I want to go home,” sometimes while they are even in their own home.

May 11, 2018

Being asked the same question over and over again by someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is a common frustration among caregivers.

April 27, 2018

A question that commonly comes up when caring for someone with dementia is "Do I have to tell them the truth, even if it will upset them?"

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