Incontinence with Memory Loss Patients

Unfortunately, almost all memory loss patients will become incontinent. At first they will have an occasional accident but eventually they will forget when and how to use the bathroom and will need to wear an undergarment all the time. While nothing can prevent this from happening, there are some te... Read more...

Tips for Talking with Memory Loss Patients

At Tanglewood Home Care, we practice the five foot rule with memory loss patients. If you wish to be understood by a memory loss patient, you should be within five feet of that person when you speak to them. Most memory loss patients simply cannot process words that are shouted at them from across t... Read more...

Preventing Wandering with Memory Loss Patients

Quite often a memory loss patient will say they need to “go home”, even when that patient is living in a house where they’ve spent their entire adult life. The “home” a memory loss patient seeks is probably the home where they grew up. Even though short-term memory is d... Read more...

Important Legal Documents for Memory Loss Patients

Memory loss in the elderly, whether brought on by Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause, is a progressive condition, becoming worse over time. At some point in the progression of this condition an elderly patient will lose the ability to make rational decisions and someone else, usually an a... Read more...

Finding a Safe Long-Term Care Facility

Finding a Safe Long-Term Care Facility One day it may be necessary for a loved one to move to an assisted living facility. How can you be sure the facility you choose is safe and secure? Here are some questions you should ask. Licensing: Is the facility licensed and inspected by the state? If th... Read more...