This Month We Recognize and Honor Family Caregivers


National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. More than 53 million family caregivers provide unpaid care. Chances are, you or someone you know will be a caregiver during your lifetime. You may even benefit from someone else’s help as you age. Here are some ways you can …

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Happy Anniversary To The Day Place!

One Year Anniversary

Holy smokes! It’s been a year since I signed the lease, started creating The Day Place, and opened our doors in August 2022!  I often get asked what made me decide to open an adult daycare. After a year now, I’ve decided my answer should be, “Apparently ignorance?!?” It’s really hard to start a business. …

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Adult Day Care and How Can it Help Caregivers


What to do when your Loved One’s dementia begins disrupting daily routines and activities? As a Caregiver, you may still need to work. Or you’re finding it difficult to complete household tasks and errands because your Loved One is beginning to wander, or the opposite, they want to be by your side at all times. …

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Helping Loved Ones With Dementia Adapt to Changes

Helping Loved Ones With Dementia Adapt to Changes

The world around us is ever-changing, so we find ourselves adapting to these changes, big and small. While we may be resistant to change, most of us have basic problem-solving skills to confidently maneuver through new territory. However, with dementia, the disease is slowly decreasing the individual’s ability to function as they once could. As …

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One Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s and Dementia


According to the Alzheimer’s Association (, one of the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s is “Withdrawal from work or social activities.” “A person living with Alzheimer’s disease may experience changes in the ability to hold or follow a conversation. As a result, he or she may withdraw from hobbies, social activities, or other …

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy For People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Physical movement and exercise are beneficial for everyone, and it’s no different for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As the disease progresses, individuals living with dementia are losing cognitive skills which affect how they talk…and walk. Vision can also become impaired as part of the disease. Spatial awareness is compromised and they …

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3 Things to Immediately Consider When Dementia Impacts a Loved One


Managing dementia has many aspects to it. There’s managing cognitive changes, as well as physical, while also navigating changes socially. As changes start happening, you’ll need to start making plans. Here are 3 things to immediately consider when dementia impacts your loved one: 1) One of the first plans to consider is establishing a Power …

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Why Repetitive Speech Plays a Role for People with Forms of Dementia


A person with a form of dementia asks, “How did I get here?” An explanation is given. Less than 2 minutes later, “Do you know how I got here?” An explanation is given again. And there’s a good chance that question is asked again in just a few moments if the person isn’t distracted or …

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Managing Grief: Here’s How to with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Individuals


Managing grief seems to be a part of managing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We most often think about grief when we lose someone who has passed away. Part of what makes dementia so difficult is that it feels like you’re losing your loved ones while they are still with you. Dementia creates changes …

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How Daily Regimens Can Fight the Effects of Sundowning


Sleep disturbances. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias often experience a disruption in their sleep patterns. Although the exact cause is unknown, Alzheimer’s Association states these changes are the result of the disease’s impact on the brain. Their internal clock gets out of rhythm. The individual may become more “active” in the late afternoon and …

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