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9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout
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9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with dementia may require your intense vigilance as a caregiver, but there is much you can do to release your own stress. 

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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia
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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

Discovering what’s behind your loved one’s repetitive questions can help you manage them.

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A caregiver engaged in conversation with her loved one on a bench outside.
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What to Know About Wandering in People with Dementia

A potential symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering behavior can stem from a search for safety and reassurance.

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A woman smiling as she spends time outdoors in the sunlight.
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5 Approaches to Sleep Regulation for Someone with Severe Dementia

Daytime “wake cues” and a bedtime routine can help your loved one get better sleep.

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A senior woman sleeping in.
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What to Do If Your Loved One with Dementia Sleeps Too Much

Changes in sleep patterns are not unusual, but check with a physician.

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A caregiver and her loved one drinking tea before bedtime.
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8 Tips for Making Bedtime Easier

Sleep problems can affect people with dementia, but there are ways to smooth the transition from day to night.

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A man sleeping.
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6 Tips for Handling Nighttime Fears in People with Alzheimer’s

You can be a soothing presence by offering your loved one reassurance and acceptance.

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Two men conversing on a golf course.
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How This Volunteer Helps Friendships Flourish

He offers his time to those who need help and participates in activities with a sense of life purpose.

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Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years
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Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years

How this couple perservered through the ups and downs of marriage for 72 years.

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Billie Sakel (right) and her friends Lenus and Sarah Weisheit harvest vegetables from the garden areas at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.
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Making Friends in Our Later Years

They found love and support from new friends in their senior living community.

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