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.

Individuals with dissociative disorders escape from what is real into what is unreal as a means of survival. Victims of trauma and abuse use if as a self preservation technique.

Memory Loss – Dissociative Disorders

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 […]

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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Sundowning

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,

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