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The true “reality” of dementia is in the patient’s world, not yours. Do not try to bring the person with dementia back to your reality.  Families and caregivers need to enter their patient’s reality instead. Doing this will build trust and empathy, reduce anxiety, help them cope and hopefully bring a smile to their face

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Taking care of a friend or loved one who suffers from dementia can be both physically and emotionally stressful and can wear you down. You find yourself getting so caught up in the other person’s daily routine that you forget how vulnerable you are.  If you are not mindful of this you’ll run the risk

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As part of Carepoint’s ongoing employee training with the Alzheimer’s Association, this month’s focus was on understanding and relating to dementia-related behavior.  Specifically, learning the 4 steps that apply to the five common types of behavior – anxiety, confusion, aggression, repetition and wandering.   1. Detect and connect – This simply means to join the

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How would you like to read your great grandmother’s story, in her own words?  What her life was like, how she met your great grandfather, her hopes and dreams? Very few of us have ancestors who kept diaries, but with today’s technologies we can easily hand down our parent’s and grandparent’s precious memories to their

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Carepoint is pleased to be partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide ongoing training to our entire staff.  These specialized training sessions take place throughout the year and further support our mission “To be the most recognized and trusted home care agency in Charlotte with a reputation for delivering the highest quality senior and dementia

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Carepoint was thrilled to be a sponsor at this year’s Alzheimer’s Conference!  There were a variety of great speakers and workshops throughout the day providing a great platform for networking with other professionals in our field as well as families affected by Alzheimer’s. A multitude of training classes and panel discussions emphasized the importance of

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Date Published: July 15th, 2016 Date Modified: July 22nd, 2016 9:39 pm If you’ve noticed considerable memory loss or personality changes in an elderly loved one, they could be suffering from early symptoms of dementia. In part two of this series, we’ll review the different types of dementia, as well as what you should do

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Date Published: July 5th, 2016 Date Modified: July 22nd, 2016 9:42 pm If you’ve noticed considerable memory loss or personality changes in an elderly loved one, they could be suffering from early symptoms of dementia. While certain types of dementia can be treated, and even reversed if caught in time, the first step to early

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Date Published: June 28th, 2016 Date Modified: June 28th, 2016 7:38 pm Summer is finally here, and with it comes the long days and higher temps that many people love. While enjoying your fun in the sun, it is important to learn to recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion. One of the benefits to

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Date Published: May 30th, 2016 Date Modified: May 26th, 2016 9:24 pm As you grow older, it is important to maintain a continued focus on your physical health. This is much easier if you have led a healthy life, but it is important to realize that it is never too late to pursue a healthy

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