Entries by Linn Possell

The Holiday Season & COVID-19

As the holiday season is fast approaching, it is likely that you are beginning to make plans with friends and family. Because COVID-19 is still a prevalent consideration, your plans for this year may look a little different. Perhaps you are figuring out how to handle the holidays with your loved ones because the risk […]

Dementia & Toilet Incontinence

As dementia progresses, a person will have less and less control over their physical self. One of the most difficult to deal with is going to the bathroom. It is not uncommon for people who are in the late stages of dementia to loose control over their ability to control when, where and how they […]

Being A Caregiver During COVID-19

It is undeniable that the impact of COVID-19 has infiltrated the lives of everyone in America. From mask wearing to sheltering in place, the pandemic has forced most, if not all people, to change their day to day “normal”. A person with dementia and those caring for these persons are not excluded. For those who […]

Types Of Talking Therapy For Dementia

Dementia, a cognitive disease that affects the brain unfortunately can affect so many parts of someone’s life. While movement, daily routines and lifestyle are some of the major changes that take place, talking is one of the most important. Luckily, there are therapies that exist specifically for helping with communication. Benefits Of Talking Therapy 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 from dementia. It is most important to try and see things from their perspective. You […]

Feelings & Relationships With Dementia

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. As you are asked to support this person more and more, different aspects of your relationship will be affected, as well as your own feelings […]

Tips & Tricks For Dementia Caregivers

If you are the primary caregiver for someone with dementia, you are taking on a lot. It is highly likely that your stress and frustration levels are high. One of the most difficult parts of your job can be managing daily tasks. This article will provide you with some tips and tricks to making your […]

Tips For Selecting A Memory Care Facility

Each memory care community is unique. The employees, location, services offered, building structure and day to day operations will look different depending on where you are. Your job is to find the facility that best matches your loved ones needs. Just like your loved one is unique, so should their care be. The first steps […]

Bathing Someone With Dementia

Oftentimes it can be difficult to figure out what someone with dementia is trying to communicate. Especially in the late stages, there can be a lot of frustration with communication. Each person is unique and it can take some trial and error to figure out what works or doesn’t work. One aspect of caregiving that […]

Best Physical Activities For Seniors

There are many well-known benefits of being physically active. One of the best ways to combat the progression of dementia is by consistently moving your body. Regular movement can help with mood swings, brain function, sleep and heart health. While it may be difficult to determine the best exercise for you or a loved one, […]