Residents with Dementia and Personal Grooming Items

Residents with dementia or other cognitive impairments may be at risk if they have access to personal hygiene items.  RCFE regulation 87705 addresses how to handle these to ensure safety:

Wandering

Keeping residents safe is one of your highest priorities, particularly residents with dementia who may wander and/or elope. In his book, Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregiver published by the Alzheimer’s Association, Frank Boyles suggests these tips to reduce the risk of wandering and/or help to ensure the safe return of a resident should they […]

Many Faces of Dementia Conference

Many Faces of Dementia: New Developments in Diagnosis and Their Implications for Care Friday, March 15, 2013: 7:30am to 5:00pm USC University Park Campus: Davidson CE Conference Center This one-day conference is designed to bring together health care professionals and clinical researchers in the greater Los Angeles area who provide care for persons with Alzheimer’s […]

Sign the Stop Alzheimer’s Petition

Forty-two percent of assisted living residents have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. As a care provider you understand the importance of finding ways to manage and prevent the disease.

Los Angeles County Takes Steps to End Alzheimer’s Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 19, 2012 Los Angeles County Takes Steps to End Alzheimer’s Disease Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sunday, November 4 LOS ANGELES – The Alzheimer’s Association 20th annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is Sunday, November 4 at Century Park (2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles 90067) in Century City, Los […]

Before Your Resident Elopes

This week we are sharing another Alzheimer’s caregiver tip from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. As a care provider, you take steps to prevent your residents from wandering away from the community. The National Institute on Aging recommends these additional steps to help identify the resident should they wander away:

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tip – Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia

The national Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center recently releases a series of caregiver “tip sheets” designed to give quick, helpful suggestions for common challenges faced when caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Understanding Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia.  Do you and your staff understand what it is and how it might affect resident care? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, symptoms of vascular dementia include:

The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s is the progressive nature of the disease. While each resident progress differently, experts, including Barry Reisberg, M.D., have developed stages to describe how an individual’s abilities change through the course of the disease.

Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures

Learn more about the latest data from the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report.  Click here to download your copy for free: http://www.alz.org/downloads/Facts_Figures_2011.pdf.