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Rita Jablonski
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Make Dementia Your B*tch!
Make Dementia Your B*tch!

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“I Thought I Would be the One Needing Care” I’m seeing this more and more in the clinic: parents caring for adult children with dementia. The person with dementia is about 50 years of age. The diagnosis may be early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease or…
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I suck at selecting and giving gifts. My family members and friends are probably rolling there eyes as I tackle the topic of best gifts for dementia caregivers. Other organizations have general information about selecting appropriate gifts for persons…
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Sundowning refers to behaviors seen in persons with dementia that usually occur at the end of the day.  Many clinicians and caregivers/care partners seem resigned that this will simply happen and that there is nothing that can be done to prevent or manage…
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Hallucinations refer to sights, sounds, and smells that come from inside the brain. Hallucinations are common with Lewy Body Dementia but can happen with any dementia. The person with dementia is seeing, hearing, or smelling stuff that the rest of us are…
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Caregivers struggle with how best to celebrate holidays with persons with Alzheimer's dementia. I provide strategies for maximizing enjoyment while minimizing distress for all.
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Learn how to get a person with Alzheimer's dementia to shower or bathe. I provide helpful bathing strategies in this blog.
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An illusion is something that can be misinterpreted by your vision or or hearing. Hallucinations, on the other hand, involve hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there. Delusions are false beliefs usually arising from fears.
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A powerful message for caregivers of people with dementia.

The 10 Commandments of Dementia Caregiving
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Halloween marks the beginning of the fall and winter holidays. I will be posting more content about holidays and dementia. Here are some simple ideas and tips for CarePartners to  have a safe and sane (ok, as sane as possible) holiday. 1. Play to Your…
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The worst thing you can do (in most cases) is to hold a "family meeting" and explain to mom or dad why everyone wants them to stop driving. If the person with dementia is unaware of their memory problems and driving issues, this approach will get you…
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