Alzheimer's and Dementia

Caregiver and person in a wheelchair looking at the sunset.

Sundowner's Syndrome: What Is It and How Caregivers Can Cope

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed Sep 14 2022
“Sundowner’s syndrome” or “sundowning,” affects up to 20% of people with neurodegenerative disease. In this article, we highlight some of the symptoms of Sundowner’s syndrome, discuss tips for avoiding triggers, and provide recommendations to make your caregiving responsibilities easier.Read More

Occupational therapist Mary Osborne shares tips for communicating effectively with someone with dementia

5 Tips for Communicating with Someone with Dementia

Posted by Kiera Powell on Mon Sep 19 2022
Austin-based occupational therapist Mary Osborne shares tips and strategies for communicating with someone with dementia. Read More

Bathroom Safety for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Bathroom Safety for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Sep 28 2021
Learning about bathroom safety for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is vital since many people with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia require assistance with daily activities like bathing, brushing their teeth, or using the toilet.Read the top tips to prepare.

Adult daughter and older mother on coach with a book

Home Safety Matters: Bedroom Safety Tips for People with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Posted by Chad Birt on Fri Jun 10 2022
The bedroom is a place to unwind and relax at the end of the day. But some of the things that make it so cozy –– like dim lighting and billowy bedspreads –– also present risks to people with Alzheimer's and dementia. Here are some tips and tricks for reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the bedroom:Read More