Entries by Linn Possell

Differences Between Assisted Living Facilities & Skilled Nurses Living

With so many residential types, fee structures, and potential benefits, finding the right place can quickly become a discouraging and confusing process. Sometimes the best way to understand one option is to compare it to another one. This article will seek to compare and contrast ALF (assisted living facilities) and SNL (skilled nurses living). Differences […]

Dementia & Geriatric Care Manager Benefits

As you and your loved one begin to navigate caregiving for someone with dementia, it may become very overwhelming. One person who can help with this process is a Geriatric Care Manager. This individual is typically a medical professional or social worker who assists with navigating the many levels of care that are needed for […]

Communication Techniques For Dementia

Dementia is not an easy thing to deal with. Many times diagnoses are unexpected and this can make it difficult for families to handle. When we take the time to adapt to our new situation, it can make life a lot more enjoyable and pleasant. Below are listed 10 steps you can take when communicating […]

Tips During The Holidays For Caregivers

While the holidays are a great time to spend time with those we love, when celebrations, special events, or holidays include many people, this can cause confusion and anxiety for a person with dementia. He or she may find some situations easier and more pleasurable than others. The tips below can help you and the […]

Celebrating The Holidays During COVID-19

As the holiday season is fast approaching, it is likely that you are beginning to make plans with friends and family. Your plans for this year may look a little different. You are not alone in these considerations, and this article is going to explore some potential options for getting together with families, but keeping […]

Bathroom Incontinence With Dementia

As dementia progresses, a person will have less and less control over their physical self. Memory, fine motor skills and ability to complete simple tasks are all parts of a person’s life that will change when he or she has dementia. One of the most difficult to deal with is going to the bathroom. It […]

Being A Dementia Caregiver During COVID-19

It is undeniable that the impact of COVID-19 has infiltrated the lives of everyone in America. A person with dementia and those caring for these persons are not excluded. Without doubt, it is important now more than ever to take the necessary steps to care for yourself and loved ones who may be suffering from […]

Talking Therapy For Dementia

Dementia, a cognitive disease that affects the brain unfortunately can affect so many parts of someone’s life. Luckily, there are therapies that exist specifically for helping with communication. Talking therapy is a service that is provided by a trained professional such as a counsellor, a clinical or counseling psychologist, a psychotherapist, or a psychiatrist. Benefits […]

Dementia & Relationship Changes

If someone you love is diagnosed with dementia, it is highly likely that your relationship with them will eventually be impacted. Dealing with these changes can be difficult and uncomfortable. It is always important to remember that you are doing the best you can for them and yourself.  Dementia & Relationship Changes As a person’s […]

Strategies For Managing Dementia Behavior Changes

Dementia is a progressive disease. As time goes on, the brain’s functionality decreases resulting in a decrease of a multitude of other bodily functions (physical and mental). One of the most challenging aspects to handle is the changes in behavior. In this articles we’ll discuss some strategies for managing those dementia behavior changes. Strategies For […]