Monthly Archives: March 2014

Redirecting behaviors

Dementia can be the cause of some outstanding behaviors; some that many people before being diagnosed with Dementia would never think of displaying. Many time emotions really get in the way in certain situations. Depending on the type of Dementia, … Continue reading

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Validation Therapy

As a caretaker, when you talk to your clients that have Dementia, you may already know just how difficult it can be to communicate with those clients.  If you choose to utilize Validation Therapy, this means that you will be … Continue reading

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How RO affects Dementia

According to the website http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Reality_Orientation.aspx, an individual’s source of confusion when they have Dementia can be caused by a variety of condition. Perhaps the individual has had a stroke or was previously diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Reality Orientation (RO) … Continue reading

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Treating with Reality Orientation

There are three components to treating with Reality Orientation (RO), those seniors that have Dementia. The primary goal, remember, is to reduce confusion. Begin with: “Active” or “passive” friendliness (also called Attitude Therapy) and try to maintain the attitude as … Continue reading

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Reality Orientation vs. Validation Therapy

Over the next few days, this will be my topic of discussion as it was a topic discussed during my last training seminar with Addus. Not much was actually said on the topic during training, so I have done some … Continue reading

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Communicating with an elder with Dementia

There are certain communication skills and guidelines an elderly caregiver should follow when working with a senior citizen with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. In order to decipher all of the facts, it is also very important to designate these in … Continue reading

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The Six W’s of managing behavior in clients with Dementia

According to the information that we received from Pam Sebern, the Executive Director of Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, there is information for a caregiver to gather in order to help manage a client’s behavior while you are with … Continue reading

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