Is Dementia Emotionally Contagious? It Appears to Be!
Is Dementia Emotionally Contagious? It Appears to Be! by L.T. Force, Ph.D. Gerontologist The question: “Is Dementia Emotionally Contagious? Although there doesn’t appear to be a body of scientific knowledge in support of this question - there are numerous indicators that would create a pause in constructing an answer. First, the definition of dementia: Dementia: Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or mak
Alzheimer's disease and Family Holidays: Tips for Success
Alzheimer's disease and Family Holidays: Tips for Success L. T. Force, Ph.D. Gerontologist This time of the year can be stressful for families; including for persons living with Alzheimer's disease. With families planning holiday gatherings there are no guarantees the events will be stress free. However, the following strategies can be helpful in providing consistency, dignity and safety for all: ● Communication Begin all communication by first ensuring you are relaxed and ar