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Kitchen Safety and Alzheimer’s Disease

As a family caregiver, your loved one’s safety is crucial and the kitchen can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house, with risks from chemicals/poisons to fire and burn hazards with stoves. It is important to reassess risks as your loved one’s condition progresses. Read more…

Dehydration in Persons With Dementia: How to Spot It and What to Do About It

Is your loved one drinking enough water? Those with dementia are at an increased risk of dehydration. Following tips like aiming for 4-6 glasses of water per day (more when the weather is hot) and being on the lookout for signs of dehydration may keep your loved one from a medical emergency. Read more…

Tempting Poor Appetites

Ensuring your loved one is eating properly and getting the nutrition they need is a crucial part of your role as a family caregiver. There are many reasons why individuals lose their appetites as they get older. Some tips, like providing small snacks throughout the day and involving your loved one in meal preparation, may help in making sure your loved one is getting the nutrition they need. Read more…