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New dementia care program for direct workers

...Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska is launching Dementia Care Essentials Wednesday in Juneau...workers serving individuals living with dementia. The training combines overall knowledge...activities for individuals living with dementia. The goal is to make direct care workers...
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...chest infection combined with the worsening effects of his dementia.Transworld's managing director Larry Finlay said "the...the imagination of millions and he fearlessly campaigned for dementia awareness."Pratchett's death was also announced on his...
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Interacting with those affected by dementia impaired and most older adults with dementia experience and demonstrate unusual behaviors...apathy or aggression, the person with dementia is attempting communication. Caregivers...Andruss taught the following principles of dementia care: 1) The two golden rules of dementia...
Pure Sole: Super Duper Doh!

...Seahawks would win their second Super Bowl on Sunday.I knew that for a fact because 92-year-young fan Ella Vonda, who has dementia and is hard of hearing, said so."She is 92 years old," daughter Josephine Purcell, 66, said. "And she has been a...
Dealing with dementia

...Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia. But so far, there's no proof that...estimated 60 percent to 80 percent of all dementia, robs people of their memories, their...cognitive impairment does not progress to dementia. Dementia is the progressive deterioration...
Woman dies after sexual assault in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - An elderly woman with dementia has died after being sexually assaulted and found in the same Anchorage apartment where her daughter and son-in-law were killed...
How to distinguish between dementia and depression

...condition was due to "normal" aging or some sort of age-related dementia. Fortunately for Donna, one of her daughters was a home health...Mental illness in any form, including depression, anxiety or dementia, should not be considered a normal part of aging. Many older...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Inside: Some dementia patients lack homes or are even 'dumped' 4/12/98

...BRIAN WALLACE / THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Some dementia patients lack homes or are even 'dumped...accompanying Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, then the family or care-giver may...shoulders to find a safe home for the dementia patients. Herman, who works for state...
Become a savvy caregiver

...caring for someone with memory loss or dementia will have a rare opportunity to attend...competence needed when caring for someone with dementia. It also helps reduce the stress and...She will provide an introduction to dementia and will look at the following cognitive...
Being strong enough to ask for divine help

...working at a facility in the South that cared for the elderly who could no longer care for themselves. A man who experienced dementia wandered off into the surrounding desert; time passed before the staff noticed, and they were unable to find his trail...


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