Despite knowing what is necessary we are continuing to fail our older people, especially those in rural areas. We are making our older people feel like a burden - shame on us!
Just a couple of days ago I didn’t know anything about dementia. I had heard about Alzheimer’s disease before but never asked someone what exactly it was. I guess I just didn’t think it was that serious and that so many people were affected by it.
The changes to personality and behavior that people with Alzheimer’s go through are some of the most difficult for caregivers to deal with.
What do you need to think about BEFORE and during a wandering episode? It may never happen, but what if it does?
Dementia is not the person; dementia is the ailment. Dementia is not a swear word, it’s not a dirty word, it’s a neurological condition. We have an aging population, so we need to man up and fight stigma from the root.
Produced by the BBC, a moving real life story of someone with Dementia who wandered off and how she was eventually located and reunited with her loving husband. A clear example of the motivation behind Wrist-Assured.
When it comes to Dementia one of the frequent issues we at Wrist-Assured hear about from both carers and family is of the struggle to get a person to take their medication.
As we get older it is perfectly natural for our bodies and minds to undergo changes that gradually happen, so how do we recognise when these changes are not the usual old age bumps in the road but are signs of something more serious?
Sticking our heads in the sand, that’s the general rule for so many of us when it comes to the nasty stuff in life.