Alleviating Delusions and Hallucinations

Here are some things you can try to alleviate the behaviors: Make sure your loved one has adequate lighting available. Be extra diligent about getting proper nutrition in your loved one’s diet. Keep your loved one’s routine consistent, as well as their environment. Read More

What to Do When a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Forgets that Someone is Dead

Sometimes, a person suffering from dementia forgets that a spouse or other loved one has died. They may ask where the person is, or insist that they want to visit them. For the person with dementia, being told that this person is dead can be like hearing it for the… Read More

Dealing with Delusions and Hallucinations

Sometimes different combinations of medications can be the cause of hallucinations, so it’s probably worth a conversation with your loved one’s doctor to determine whether a prescription adjustment might help. You may also be able to use memories from your loved one’s past that you are familiar with to redirect… Read More

Tips to Avoid Memory Loss and Confusion

Pause and think about the impact of dementia in your loved one’s life. Consider your home layout. Maintain an organized home free of clutter. Keep a journal. Read More

Communication When Your Family Member is Confused

If Mom says, “I’m waiting for Dad to pick me up,” and Dad is deceased, say: “Tell me again about how you and Dad first met.” If Dad says, “We just sold the car last week, but it’s been five years,” say: “I hope the new owner still loves the… Read More

Tactics for When Your Loved One is Confused

Avoid arguing with your loved one—just go with it and reassure them that they are cared for. Be more descriptive in your explanations. Speak simply with short sentences. Learn to be a creative listener. Confusion may cause your love one to misidentify certain articles. Break down daily tasks into simple… Read More

How to Use Your Loved One’s Memories to Provide Comfort in the Present

People with dementia can not store new memories effectively, therefore using memories from the past can help to make sense of the present. Watch this video to see some ways to help manage a positive environment when your loved one needs comfort. Read More

Guidance for Caregivers Managing Confusion

If your loved one is confused, you will likely need plenty of help from family and friends. Remember that a respite does not need to be an expensive vacation. Exercise as often as possible. Trust in God for strength. Read More

How to Communicate When Your Loved One is Confused

Limit input. Learn to be a patient, good, and creative listener. Use visual cues to reinforce. Demonstrate and simplify. Do with them, not for them. Try three times—three different ways to help your loved one understand. Read More