Communication Strategies for Speaking to a Loved One with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When a loved one has dementia, there will likely come a time when your usual way of talking with them isn’t getting the results either of you hoped for. Maybe your...

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How a Memory Café Benefits Those with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 28, 2018 9:28:25 AM

Coffee shops and cafés are great gathering places to unwind and catch up with friends. In fact, they're usually less about coffee than conversation and community. And...

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Alzheimer's Care: Tips for Coping With New Behaviors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 24, 2017 9:41:00 AM

When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you’re likely going to face new challenges and behaviors as the disease progresses. They may start hiding items...

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Discovering Comfort in a Memory Care Community [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 31, 2017 11:21:57 AM

“What gives me hope, is the fact that when Marcia moved here, immediately people surrounded her and bonded with her,” reminisces Garry Wright, the husband of a memory...

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Questions to Ask When Touring Memory Care Communities

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 26, 2017 2:42:12 PM

“When you are taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s, at some point in time, you know little things are going to start getting worse,” says Garry, the husband of a...

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Understanding Wandering and Dementia: Our Tips for Caregivers

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 10, 2017 11:01:59 AM

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in ten people with dementia will wander. It is a common occurrence. However, the term wandering isn’t always an accurate...

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Memory Care Advice From a Loving Husband [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 28, 2017 11:53:25 AM

“My advice would be to get as much information about the disease as you possibly can so that you understand the things your loved one is doing and why they are doing...

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Memory Care Advice: Answering the Uncomfortable Questions

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 22, 2017 1:37:54 PM

“When can I go home?”

“What is this place?”

“Why are you leaving me here?”

These are examples of some of the difficult questions that memory care residents may ask...

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Memory Care: How to Ease the Transition for Your Loved One

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 25, 2017 9:31:34 AM

Determining the appropriate time to move your loved one into a memory care community is a difficult decision. “You know it’s coming, but you don’t let yourself go...

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Memory Care Tips: 4 Things We Do to Alleviate Sundowning

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 17, 2017 9:25:35 AM

For the majority of our lives, we are bound by routines. We go to work, we make dinner, we wrangle the kids, etc. It’s no wonder that when we retire and stop this...

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