We live, plan and organize our lives around time, constantly referring to clocks to determine where we have to be and when. But what if we were unable to sense or know the time or what day it was? Even everyday tasks would be difficult. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and stroke patients gradually lose their sense of time. They can become unaware of whether it’s day or night and not know the date, day of the week, or even the season. This can result in confusion, frustration and anger that may lead to unruly behavior and loss of self confidence.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.” This is why many of these patients repeatedly ask what day it is or constantly check their watches. However, their old time pieces can become difficult to read, and many do not have the date and day of the week clearly displayed. One way to help your loved ones is to have a clock with day and date for the elderly nearby.
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Normal, everyday functions, such as eating, can become progressively difficult for individuals suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “As a person’s cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty with eating utensils.” The opposite may also occur — patients may develop voracious appetites and not know when to stop. In order to maintain peak health and dignity, The Alzheimer’s Store offers practical solutions for dementia and eating.
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When an Alzheimer’s, dementia or Autistic patient wanders off, it can be a frightening experience for everyone involved. Fortunately, The Alzheimer’s Store carries three GPS locator watch models to track friends and loved ones around-the-clock. But, how do you know which one is right for you? Selecting the ideal GPS tracking watch for elderly patients with memory loss is based on their individual needs. Since there are differences between each type of monitoring watch, it’s important to know which elderly GPS tracker will work best to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones.
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Selecting gifts for dementia patients is easy with this handy blog. There’s an ample selection of gifts for Alzheimer’s patients that provide many health benefits and sheer enjoyment. Simply choose the appropriate gift for friends or loved ones based on their progressive stage, whether it be Early, Middle or Late Stage cognitive impairment. These Alzheimer’s gifts are tailored to their special needs.
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As we age, our body and mind needs mental stimulation and physical activity. This is especially true with individuals with forms of dementia, the most prevalent being Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s activities keep patients engaged with the world around them. But because these diseases are progressive in nature, activities with those who suffer from memory and dexterity loss can become more and more challenging. Fortunately, both Alzheimer’s organizations and the Alzheimer’s Store can provide dementia activities that can help keep you connected.
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