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Dealing With Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease but a group of symptoms that involve a decline in one’s cognitive functioning, behavior, and social skills. Dementia typically involves forgetfulness and memory loss along with a decline in language skills and communication, the…
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Why Do Dementia Patients Wander?

Wandering is one of the greatest concerns for dementia patients’ families and caregivers. Research shows that six in ten people with dementia wander. People with dementia wander because they get easily disoriented, even in familiar places, and don’t remember their…
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Why Do Dementia Patients Stop Talking?

Dementia destroys brain cells, causing the person to lose the ability to speak and to understand speech (aphasia). The person typically has difficulties remembering the right words and processing what others are saying. This condition worsens as dementia progresses. In…
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Why Dementia Patients Don’t Sleep?

Sleep is a common source of stress for dementia patients’ caregivers and family members. Understanding the factors that cause the person with dementia to have sleep problems can help you manage this problem and make care easier for both you…
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How to Maintain Communication When Dementia Patient Stops Talking?

When a person with dementia stops talking, maintain communication by establishing and keeping eye contact. While forgetting words, people with dementia remember songs, so singing is a great way to communicate and reconnect. When talking to someone with dementia, minimize…
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Why Dementia Patients Stop Eating?

One of the most challenging things when caring for someone with dementia is when a person has stopped eating. For many people with dementia, eating and drinking become harder as the disease progresses. Eating and drinking are complex processes controlled…
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Why Do Dementia Patients Cry?

A person with dementia may unexpectedly become tearful, start crying, or have sudden screaming episodes. This can be very upsetting to experience, for everyone: a person with dementia, caregivers, and people around them. Possible reasons why your loved one with…
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Why Dementia Patients Get So Angry?

Understanding what triggers anger and aggression in your loved one with dementia will help you avoid those triggers and prevent aggressive behavior. Anger prevention and coping strategies will make dementia care much easier for you and your loved one alike.…
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Why Do Dementia Patients Become Aggressive?

Anger and aggression are some of the symptoms a person with dementia experiences regularly. Individuals with dementia may become irritable, angry, or aggressive even if nothing triggers these behaviors. Aggressive behaviors in persons with dementia may include shouting, screaming, verbal…
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What are the Signs of Dementia?

Dementia usually occurs in an aging population: nearly half of all people aged 85 or older have some type of dementia. Still, dementia is by no means a normal part of aging. Although dementia usually develops in people over the…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.