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Knowledge and understanding are powerful tools. We strive to be a trusted resource in our local communities for people impacted by dementia while being a guiding voice in the senior living industry through thought leadership and education.
04-15-2022 • Bella Groves
Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia and Isolation of Caregiving
Caring for someone living with dementia can have moments when it feels like you are doing it all on your own. At Bella Groves, we understand this feeling. Our team is made up of real people who have been personally impacted by dementia. We understand you, and we are here for you every step of…
04-01-2022 • Bella Groves
Mental & Physical Benefits of Being Outside
Spending time outside can have a positive impact on every person. By planning outdoor time into the daily routine, you can ensure that a person living with dementia gains the health benefits of being outside, fresh air, and sunlight, as well as the joy of engaging with nature.
03-15-2022 • Bella Groves
Dementia Care: Preserving Dignity and Respect
A person living with dementia has real desires, unique needs, and a purpose to fulfill. As a dementia care partner, you play a vital role in helping them experience a complete and meaningful life. By treating them with dignity throughout their dementia care journey, you can nurture a trusting, healthy, and joyful relationship.
03-01-2022 • Bella Groves
5 Tips for Dealing with Family Conflicts While Providing Dementia Care
When a parent or family member is living with dementia, there are many things to consider. Depending on the number of people involved in the dementia care journey, different family members may have conflicting opinions about ongoing care and support.
02-15-2022 • Bella Groves
Reorienting Thoughts and Responses in Dementia Care
If you are caring for someone living with dementia, you may sometimes hear them make statements or remarks that, to you, sound confusing, disconnected, or worrisome.” They may mention a spouse who has long since passed, call your children by your name, or panic because they’re late for work at a job they no longer…
02-01-2022 • Bella Groves
Understanding Challenging Expressions in a Person Living with Dementia
Caring for someone with dementia is a rewarding and intimate experience, creating a special bond between the care partner and care recipient. But we’d be lying (and anyone who has provided dementia care would know it) if we said there weren’t moments of frustration, exasperation, and confusion.
01-15-2022 • Bella Groves
How to Plan a Successful Outing with a Person Living with Dementia
A person living with dementia may have different reactions than expected that can be hard to explain to those who aren’t familiar with dementia. As a care partner, you want to feel like you have the situation under control, but some things may be out of your control when on an outing. In these situations,…
01-01-2022 • Bella Groves
What is Sundowning Behavior? Understanding Late-Day Confusion
If you are caring for someone living with dementia, you might notice that they become more irritable or confused during the late afternoon or evening. No, you are not imagining it; it’s an actual occurrence called sundowning. Sundowning can cause individuals living with dementia to feel more restless, agitated, or confused. These expressions typically coincide…
12-15-2021 • Bella Groves
Ways to Create a Positive Holiday Season for a Person Living with Dementia
The holidays are a meaningful time, full of festive events, breathtaking lights and decorations, and joyful reminders of family and loved ones. After all, there’s a reason the songs call it the “most wonderful time of the year!”
12-01-2021 • Bella Groves
Dementia-Friendly Holiday Activities to Enjoy in San Antonio
For many, the holidays are full of bright lights, gatherings, and fun decorations. For others, though, these same activities can set a different tone. For a person living with dementia—bright lights, gatherings, and fun decorations can become distressing lights, confusing crowds, or frustrating overstimulation.