Everyday Coping for Caregivers

9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

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.

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 caregiver reassuring her loved one.

7 Methods for Dealing with Time Confusion in People with Alzheimer’s

Remaining flexible can help alleviate anxiety.

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A woman with her stuffed bear and a caregiver.

6 Practical Ways to Resolve Sleep Issues

Watching your loved one’s caffeine intake and offering a stuffed animal to cuddle are possible solutions.

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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.

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.

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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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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5 Tips to Help Caregivers Cope with Ambiguous Loss

How do you care for a loved with dementia, depression or lost only partially?

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Richard Lui with his father

How Richard Lui Makes Long-Distance Caregiving Work

The television anchor gets candid about his father, Alzheimer's and how he stays connected from afar.

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6 Ways to Preserve Memories for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

6 Ways to Preserve Memories for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Practical ways to engage people without creating frustration

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How to Respond to a Dementia Patient Who Says, ‘I Want to Go Home’

How to Respond to a Dementia Patient Who Says, ‘I Want to Go Home’

Consider these practical tips to respond to this request

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