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How To Get Someone With Dementia To Change

Careblazer, I don't know if you can hear it right now, but there is a major storm happening right outside of my window, but I am not gonna let that stop me from recording another video for you. So if you hear like some wind helling or blowing, that's because there is a major storm happening right now in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Okay, So in this post today, I wanna talk about something that is blocking the behavior change you want to see in your loved one with dementia, the number one. Reason That stops a lot of caregivers from being able to figure out what is going to change the behavior, what is actually going to get the person with dementia to change is you labeling the behavior.

 


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You interpreting the behavior. This is what I mean. But let's take one of the big examples. So many people struggle with the person with dementia, might not want to shower or bathe. When I work with some of my clients...

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Dementia and Delirium

#behaviors Nov 15, 2020

Welcome back Careblazer. Today I want to talk about delirium. Another word for this includes encephalopathy. Delirium can be a common side effect for people with dementia and it’s important to understand what it is and how to notice signs of it because it requires medical attention and if not treated can lead to further brain damage.

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In this video, I’m going to specifically answer what is delirium, the 3 different types, who gets delirium, the symptoms of delirium, how delirium is diagnosed, if you can fully recover from delirium and what to do if you suspect your loved one has delirium. 


But first, before I get into the video, I have a very important announcement to make. If you are watching this on Sunday, November 15th, it's the very last day I’m accepting new members inside my care course.

It’s my private program where you get to work personally with me and go through private...

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Delusions and Dementia

Hi there Careblazer.  I’m happy to be back with this week’s topic on delusions and dementia. Many of you are caring for a loved one who believes things that are just not true. Some of them may even accuse you or blame you of things that aren’t true.

There are so many symptoms in dementia...not just memory problems. One common symptom is delusions. Delusions are basically really strong beliefs that your loved one has that aren't real but your loved one believes them to be real. And no matter how bizarre or strange or impossible their belief is, they believe it no matter what.

Some common delusions include things like thinking someone is breaking into their home and stealing things.

Someone spying on them or following them.

Feeling like a spouse is having an affair.

Many times the person they may think is doing these things is often you...the caregiver.

So if your loved one is having delusions and you are struggling for how to respond, then...

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