Dissociative Disorder Dissociative Disorder is another type of memory disorder that develops as a defense mechanism following some serious trauma. An individual may attempt to escape from the reality of ongoing abuse, violent attacks, disasters, or combat by mentally disconnecting their thoughts, identity, consciousness, or memories from what is real to what is not […]
Memory Related Behaviors
As a caregiver, you will likely encounter challenges dealing with memory disorders at some point in your caregiving journey, as well as providing physical care. Forgetfulness often leads to disruptive behaviors and frustration. Knowing how to respond to decrease negative reactions helps to increase the likelihood of better outcomes.
Dementias The term, “Dementia,” often receives the blame for any type of condition associated with memory impairment. However, problems with memory can stem from trauma, stroke, amnesia, drug interactions, and many medical conditions unrelated to dementia or age-related senility. Furthermore, most people believe that dementia and senility are the same thing, but they’re not. Senility
Ways to Cope with Sundowning As you review the videos presented below you will discover that how you cope with sundowning behavior and the way you prevent the behavior from happening is much the same. Furthermore, as is true with all medical or mental health conditions, what works for one family may not have the
Sundowning Sundowning Confusion Starts in the Early Afternoon Sundowning comes by its name because it’s a behavior seen in many dementia patients around the time the sun goes down each day in the late afternoon or evening. In most cases, symptoms are less pronounced earlier in the day. However, as the day progresses toward nighttime,