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An older adult seated with her plate at a dinner table

5 Tips to Help a Loved One Manage Eating Difficulties

As a loved one ages, they may experience changes that impact their appetite; their ability to distinguish taste, smell, temperature and texture of food; and, if they have dementia, they may have difficulty feeding themselves. We can help our loved ones maintain proper nutrition and avoid unwanted weight loss and other negative outcomes.

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06/11/2019

An older couple planning together with the help of a counselor

Taking ACTION to Manage Dementia Care

Caring for a loved one with dementia can oftentimes go hand-in-hand with challenging situations that may lead us to feel stress and uncertainty about how to manage our loved one’s care. It can become overwhelming, especially for one person, but there are steps we can take to minimize the burden and make progress. Action planning gives us guidance and support to meet our caregiving needs and manage our loved one’s care by breaking down larger goals into small, manageable steps towards solutions to potential challenges.

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By Branka Primetica | 06/06/2019

Managing Finances for a Loved One with Dementia

Handling a loved one’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when they have been diagnosed with dementia. In fact, the inability to handle finances is often one of the first signs that a loved one has the disease. They might pay bills more than once, forget to pay bills entirely, give money away unexpectedly or have trouble balancing their checkbook. Dementia can also leave a loved one open to financial risk and abuse, which can make it even more important for us to familiarize ourselves with how best to protect them from these threats.

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06/06/2019

Nicolay, S. (2018, December 11). Why Music Therapy is a Powerful Tool for Individuals with Dementia. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/friends-and-family/caregiving/why-music-therapy-is-a-powerful-tool-for-individuals-with-dementia.

Primetica, B. (2018, November 13). Why an Action Plan Can Help You Manage Your Loved One's Dementia Care. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/friends-and-family/caregiving/why-an-action-plan-can-help-you-manage-your-loved-ones-dementia-care.