13 Things Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to Know

The biggest challenge we face as Alzheimer's caregivers is learning how to understand, cope, and communication with a person living with dementia.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomThe task of caring for a person living with dementiais often overwhelming.I took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years, 3,112 days,so I know how you feel. I understand how you feel.Dementia and Difficult BehaviorThe articles below offersolutions to some of the problems we face each day. They have been tested over timeby thousands of caregivers and they work. Most times it takes a littlepractice and a lot of patience. Some work immediately, while other solutions take some time to start working.Don't allow yourself to get frustrated.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:1.Communicating in Alzheimer's WorldIn order to begin the process of dealing with communication in a world filled with Alzheimer's you first need to make a simple important decision - you want to decrease both your stress as caregiver, and the stress of the person living with Alzheimer's disease.3 Ways to Redirect a Dementia Patient and Embrace Reality2.The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia CareOne of the biggest challenges Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with dementia becomes nasty and mean.3.Death by Complications from Alzheimer's, What does this mean?Some people...
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Conclusions The current study suggests that the yips phenomenon might cover a broader range of different subtypes of movement disturbances than those already suggested in the literature. Finally, a theoretical model, which explains the role of the different triggering factors in the discrimination of the different subtypes, is suggested. A better classification and understanding of the different subtypes of yips could lead to a more accurate diagnosis and to the design of more individualized treatment intervention.
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Anxiety is a common symptom of menopause but it can often be overlooked. Dr Meg Arroll, a psychologist and women's health expert, reveals ways to tackle anxiety during this time.
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Publication date: 1 February 2019Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 138Author(s): Angela Book, Beth A. Visser, Anthony Volk, Ronald R. Holden, Madeleine T. D'AgataAbstractResearch separates aggression into proactive (predatory) and reactive (provoked). Another response to provocation is revenge, which is generally viewed as a more premeditated response. We predicted that revenge would be predicted by different personality traits than reactive aggression, particularly the trait of Emotionality. As expected, Emotionality was negatively related to revenge, but positively correlated with reactive aggression...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2018Source: Personality and Individual DifferencesAuthor(s): Reza Abdi, Razieh PakAbstractThe present study aims to investigate the mediating role of emotional dysregulation as a transdiagnostic factor in the relationship between pathological personality dimensions and emotional disorder symptoms severity. A total of 440 university students were selected randomly from two universities, and were assessed through Personality Inventory for DSM 5 Brief Form (PID-5-BF)-Adult, Depression, Anxiety and stress Scales (DASS-21), and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERs). The re...
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In this study, we examined the reciprocal relations between experiential avoidance and social anxiety tendency among junior high school students. The responses of 660 Japanese junior high school students (313 boys and 347 girls, seventh to ninth grade, aged 12–15 years) to the Japanese short version of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth and the Japanese version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents were collected at three time-points with approximately four-month intervals between them. Cross-lagged path analyses revealed that a prior tendency for social anxiety tendency positively later affected ...
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A study confirms the antidepressant effects of intravenous ketamine at the standard 0.5 mg/kg dose and hints that a lower dose might also have some benefit with fewer side effects.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Pascal de Raykeer R, Hoertel N, Blanco C, Olfson M, Wall M, Seigneurie AS, Schuster JP, Lemogne C, von Gunten A, Limosin F Abstract OBJECTIVE: Several common psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk of suicide attempts, and the strength of these associations may vary between younger and older adults, which may explain age differences in suicide risk. Because psychiatric disorders often co-occur, it remains unclear whether (1) the risk of suicide attempt in older and younger adults is due to specific psychiatric disorders or underlying psychopathology dimensions (ie, internalizing and extern...
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Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
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