Monitoring the Wandering Dementia Patient

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Communicating and interacting with a loved one suffering from dementia can be difficult. But the patient’s safety is the greatest concern, especially if he or she begins wandering — perhaps getting lost — even in familiar territory.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 60% of dementia sufferers wander at some point, making this a source of fear for millions of caretakers with loved ones still living at home. The wanderer may not only become confused; he or she may not be able to communicate with anyone, forgetting their name and address and other vital information. They may not even be properly clothed and won’t have proper identification.

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December is full of activities

December is a spirited month full of gatherings and activities. Life for residents at Bristol House Memory Care is no different. We keep residents engaged and working towards their goals with many activities. Click below to see our activities.

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Anger Can Drive You Mad

angry tigerHave you ever felt “burning mad,” or said, “Boy! That person really burns me up!”?

These sayings may be a little closer to reality than we think. Inflammation often manifests itself in a feeling of warmth as the body increases the flow of blood to an affected area. This is the body’s way of fighting off “intruders” that want to harm us from the inside. However, there can be downsides to this process, especially as it affects the brain.

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December Newsletter for Memory Care and Dementia

Greetings from the Executive Director Nathan Benoit!

doylestown memory care newsletter december 2019Christmas has always been a magical time of the year. It brings families together to celebrate and enjoy their time together. The weather begins to turn and the snow begins to fall; that is when you know Christmas is on its way. Christmas is the time of year when we all come together as one and feel so grateful for everyone.

Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of year from even when I was a child. I remember waking up early on the morning of Christmas in my Christmas pajamas I got the night before. I remember running down the steps to our family room where the Christmas tree was and feeling so much joy at once.
I remember sitting at the table during Christmas dinner and looking around at the great feast we were about to enjoy—from the ham, mashed potatoes and vegetables all the way to the delicious desserts.

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