Caring for a person with dementia is complex and time consuming. By the end of the day, when you’ve met the person’s physical and medical needs, and attended to the household tasks, it can be easy to neglect another important aspect of a person’s care – their spiritual needs. Spirituality and religious traditions are deeply ingrained in a person usually from a very young age. From birth until death, these traditions become part of a person’s ‘DNA.’ How is spirituality affecte
As people age and our population becomes older, law enforcement officers will encounter more and more people living with dementia. They will need to have a basic understanding of dementia, how to recognize the signs of dementia, and how to communicate effectively with a person living with dementia, in order to have safe resolutions for all involved. The first fact to recognize is that dementia is more than memory loss. Dementia affects parts of the brain that also control be
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the United States and is the most well- known. Most likely, you have also heard of vascular dementia which is the second leading cause. But are you familiar with Lewy Body dementia? There is anywhere from 90 to 110 different types of dementia, and it is believed by many experts that Lewy Body is the third most common cause. But what is it and how does it differ from the other types? Lewy Body dementia (LBD), or dementia
How does physical therapy manage pain for older adults? Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons explains as we kick off National Physical Therapy Month. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
Music is an important part of life for most people. From the time you are born, through childhood and adolescence, your adult years, and old age, music is along for the ride. Your mother sang lullabies to soothe you as an infant. You remember the band that played at your high school prom. You carefully selected the first song to dance to as a married couple. Music is the soundtrack of our lives. If you have been around people with dementia, you may have noticed that their lov
Just because an older adult lives in a nursing home doesn't mean that he or she doesn't have any rights. Certain rights are guaranteed by law. Elder Care Coordinator Alice Woodard explains more as we kick off Residents' Rights Month this October. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.