Alzheimers and Dementia Care

Our Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services are designed to provide assistance, support, and engagement.

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s
Some behaviors common among those with Alzheimer’s can be difficult to manage; but support is available for seniors and their families. Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Each one of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s mind when a senior with dementia showcases disinhibited behaviors, such as: Rude or tactless comments Inappropriate sexual remarks… Continue reading

Wrongly Accused? How to Respond When Dementia Induces These Delusions

Wrongly Accused? How to Respond When Dementia Induces These Delusions
Even the most devoted caregivers often face false accusations by loved ones with dementia. It can come seemingly out of thin air: you place your loved one’s favorite tuna sandwich in front of her – light on the mayo, no onions – something which usually brings her enjoyment. But this time, she shoves the plate… Continue reading

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19
Midnight Sun in Anchorage is here to help provide additional resources for Alzheimer’s care during COVID-19. Confusion. Isolation. Loneliness. These feelings are becoming common for a number of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, however when you factor in the element of Alzheimer’s, the challenges and frustrations are increased to an entirely new level. Consider, for… Continue reading

How to Help Manage Rummaging Behaviors in Dementia

Rummaging behaviors in dementia are not uncommon and can be managed. Searching through boxes, cabinets, and closets, taking out assorted items from drawers, and searching repetitively through many different items can be frustrating for the people providing care for a senior with dementia, but in reality these actions are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging behaviors… Continue reading

The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s: LATE dementia

The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s: LATE dementia
Learn how to distinguish between Alzheimer’s and LATE dementia in older adults. An older adult who displays loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and problems with performing daily activities has the distinguishing signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, right? As a matter of fact, what seems to be a clear-cut case of Alzheimer’s may… Continue reading

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence
Incontinence is a common issue that affects those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation of emotions in someone you love with dementia. Continue reading

Caring for Parents with Dementia – 5 Steps to a Calmer Environment

Caring for Parents with Dementia – 5 Steps to a Calmer Environment
Making home as comfortable as possible is key when caring for those with dementia. Agitation is among the more challenging effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and may be extremely hard for family members to handle. The important thing is in taking steps to tackle agitation before it’s felt and conveyed by the older adult,… Continue reading

Dementia and Vision Problems – How Dementia Affects Eyesight

Dementia and Vision Problems – How Dementia Affects Eyesight
Seniors with dementia often experience various kinds of vision problems. The complicated steps necessary to enable us to see are mind-boggling. Within the blink of an eye, our brains are able to take transmitted details of the environment all around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, memories, and thoughts, and then… Continue reading

Laughter May Truly Be the Best Medicine When Caring for Someone With Dementia

Laughter May Truly Be the Best Medicine When Caring for Someone With Dementia
Laughter can be good medicine when caring for someone with dementia. Caring for someone with dementia is certainly not something to laugh about. Nonetheless, research is increasingly pointing towards the benefits associated with humor, and adding it into dementia care may be just what the doctor ordered to enhance quality of life… Continue reading

Researchers Are Giving Another Look to Aducanumab Alzheimer Drug

Researchers Are Giving Another Look to Aducanumab Alzheimer Drug
For more details about Alzheimer’s treatment options and research, reach out to Midnight Sun Home Care. After 16 very long years without any truly viable Alzheimer’s treatment options, there’s some optimism on the horizon, in a stunning reversal on the previously-rejected antibody therapy, aducanumab Alzheimer drug. The most recent research uncovers that… Continue reading

The Key to Unlocking Communication Difficulties in Dementia: Nonverbal Communication

The Key to Unlocking Communication Difficulties in Dementia: Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal communication is invaluable in connecting with those with dementia. Talking with a senior trying to cope with all the struggles of Alzheimer’s, especially in the middle and later stages, could very well be discouraging – both for you and for the senior loved one. Brain changes impede the ability to listen, process, and respond… Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Symptoms: 5 Things That Make Them Worse

Alzheimer’s Symptoms: 5 Things That Make Them Worse
Alzheimer’s symptoms can be negatively impacted by certain things or activities. While there are particular commonalities, Alzheimer’s disease affects every individual differently. Our specially trained dementia caregivers know, for example, that even though one individual may appreciate being outdoors, another person could be overwhelmed by so much sensory input and favor a tranquil indoor environment.… Continue reading

The Female Factor: Understanding the Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s

The Female Factor: Understanding the Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s
Women have long been shown to have increased risk for Alzheimer’s and researchers are beginning to understand why. Scientists are at long last starting to get a handle on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in females and men. Generally, approximately 2/3 of people with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as researchers start to… Continue reading

Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia
Do you have a loved one taking one of these common prescriptions? They’re already understood to cause various short-term unwanted side effects, such as memory issues and confusion, but new research links some of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to an increased risk factor for dementia. Continue reading

Caregivers, Beware! Avoid Injuries with These Caregiver Safety Tips

Caregivers, Beware! Avoid Injuries with These Caregiver Safety Tips
Understand these caregiver safety tips to help avoid injuries. While the ultimate goal is always to improve health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, regrettably, typically end up compromising their own health along the way by ignoring caregiver safety tips. The truth is, an astounding 94% of caregivers in a recently… Continue reading
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