The type of hoarding associated with dementia is quite different from what is depicted on television as a result of a serious mental health disorder. Hoarding as a disease related behavior of dementia tends to more of a collecting and/or gathering activity. And, there is a tendency to not only “pack-rat” the items but also…Details
According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, “A person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia may be prescribed multiple medications, and may take medications for other conditions as well. Medications are powerful. Care needs to be taken, especially when more than one medication is being used.” Use these safety tips to help avoid medication-related problems. Use a…Details
All of the programs and services provided by Friends Place Adult Day Services are based on a wellness philosophy of care. Positive health principles are woven into planned activities connecting the mind, body and spirit. The goal of our program is to attain the best quality of life and create a sense of well-being for…Details
Our goal as caregivers is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment. In order to keep a loved-one with dementia safe requires us to have an awareness of potential dangers or risks – that they are often unable to recognize- and to protect them being hurt or lost. For their overall well-being, we…Details
It’s a brand new year! For 2015, please consider making even just one of the following resolutions. It is imperative that you take the necessary steps to care for yourself, so you are able to successfully care for your loved one. #1. Set aside at least 15 minutes (or longer) each day to do something…Details
This year, give yourself the gift of a week filled with fun and relaxation by taking a Christmas Staycation. It’s the perfect way for you and your loved one to truly enjoy all the holiday season has to offer. Keep in mind this will require some pre-planning and a commitment on your part to…Details
By Pam Kovacs Johnson It’s important to recognize that ANY kind of testing for recall is especially stressful for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Last month we addressed feelings associated with AD & achieving desirable emotional outcomes. Caregivers do and say things with the very best intentions. However, quizzing your loved one is not only…Details
Written by Pam Kovacs Johnson When a disease like Alzheimer’s affects our brain & memory, it is only natural that emotions will be affected as well. Memory loss takes away information which reassures us, provides comfort and confidence, and enables us to trust. Memory is what allows a person to feel in control of his life,…Details
Friends Place Adult Day Services of DeSoto, Texas announced today they have been awarded contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
With the VA contract, Friends Place’s premier daytime Alzheimer’s and dementia care center in DeSoto can now offer their services to veterans all over North Texas who are referred by a VA physician.
Friends Place DeSoto serves Cedar Hill, southwest Dallas County, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak and Waxahachie.Details
Holidays are full of families & traditions, but can be a challenge for families living with dementia. With a little planning & adjustments, the holidays can be an enjoyable time for your family.Details