Top 10 Resources for Dementia Caregivers

Top 10 Resources for Dementia Caregivers
This past year, if your aim was to make life better for someone with dementia, all you needed was a click to find proven strategies and techniques. But what’s the best of the best?
 
We’ve tallied up some of our most popular resources from 2016. These resources reached thousands of caregivers like you who want to create a Dementia Capable Society.
 
Have fun browsing, and pass them on!

1. How Things Changed for Grandfather
He’d been living with his son’s family for two years. He sat, he ate, and he stared out the window in alienation. Then his grandchildren’s games brought a new perspective for everyone.

2. Cognitive Assessment Tools
Once you understand someone's cognitive level, you know how to care for them. These tools can help.

3. What’s the Difference Between Dementia and Delirium?
These two different illnesses often coexist. Here are the details, plus strategies for helping someone who has one or both.

4. Compassion Fatigue: Could It Be Compromising Your Professionalism?
Do you excel at taking care of others—but put yourself last on your priority list? Here's how to cope with caregiving.

5. Major Neurocognitive Disorder: The DSM-5’s Term for Dementia
This term attempts to help reduce the stigma associated with the word dementia.

6. How to Reduce Transfer Trauma for a Person With Dementia
Here’s how to reduce the stress and fear that a person with dementia feels when moving into a care facility.

7. Tips To Reduce Bathing and Showering Challenges
When someone with dementia refuses, withdraws, or fights during a bath or shower, there’s usually a reason—and always something you can do.

8. How to Reduce Weight Loss Associated With Alzheimer's Disease
People with Alzheimer's and dementia are at a very high risk for weight loss, but there are things you can do to have a positive impact on their health.

9. Treating Psychotic Symptoms in Persons With Dementia
Just like anyone, when a person has dementia, they communicate through their behavior. The first step to lessen any problems is to find the cause of the behavior.

10. Life Story Questionnaire
What’s the best way to provide truly person-centered dementia care? Build your care plans around a person’s preferences, values, and motivation in life. Grab our Life Story Questionnaire and let us know how it helps.

Bonus: Also check out our Music and Dementia Expert Roundup.
 
Thank you for all you do to improve quality of life for people with dementia. From everyone here at CPI, we wish you Happy Holidays and a happy and healthy 2017!
 
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