Dementia and euthanasia: one of the most difficult topics to discuss

When you no longer recognize your own children, when you slowly lose your memories and release the pins on which the pendulum of your past hangs and you don’t know who you are anymore… are you still alive? More and more people have Dementia included in a euthanasia statement because they see the loss of Read More …

Exercises for People with Dementia

Did you know that exercise is not only good for health but also good for inhibiting deterioration for as long as possible? The number of people suffering from Dementia worldwide is expected to grow strongly in the coming decades. Exercise is also a means for you to experience pleasure and peace in the care of someone with Dementia. Read More …

Dealing with Dementia: The power of nonverbal communication

Communicating with someone with Dementia can be made easier with some techniques. The damage in their brain has changed the way they hear, process and respond to conversations. That’s why it’s necessary to adapt the way we communicate to match their abilities. How you talk is more important than what you say In the approach of the person Read More …

Let’s Talk About Dementia

This month I want to be the stage to help to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds Dementia. September 2019 will mark the eighth World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness of Dementia and challenge stigma. Read More …

Ethic dilemmas in Dementia: Therapeutic Lying (3)

Is therapeutic lying to your loved one or patient okay when the truth would be distressing to him or her? It requires the caregiver or family member to give up trying to force the person with Dementia to accept reality and surrender instead to the fact that the patient is living in another mental and Read More …

Ethic dilemmas in Dementia: the bad news (2)

It is common knowledge that almost everyone wants to know as soon as possible that his or her partner has died. That you leave the transmission of that bad news to close relatives, is a token of respect for how relatives (want to) experience death with each other. Moreover, mourning and burial are strongly culturally and religiously determined, something that you as an outsider are not always aware of. Read More …