If it were clear and evident why a person was rummaging it would be easier to contend with this behaviour. People with dementia may rummage for a variety of reasons. Some people may have a logical reason for this behaviour, as they may be thinking of something specific or are in search of something that has been recently triggered in their memory. Some individuals take valuable or important items like chequebooks, jewelry, keys or important personal papers and place them in other locations.
The first part of dealing with this is really getting to a point of accepting your role. It is no small role and has implications for you and your family. The squeeze you feel is clearly palpable in your question. The responsibilities of being a parent, a caregiver and holding down a job are tough. You unfortunately have joined a large group of people who are under the “larger-than-life” stress of being a dementia caregiver. It is my turn to do family Thanksgiving dinner.
My dad passed away five months ago and mom is not doing well. They were married for 50 years. Now, mom seems to be depressed. She says it is normal. I am unsure it is. Stats Canada reports there are about 1.8 million widowed individuals living in Canada in 2016. The vast majority of them are women. Clearly the loss of a spouse is a very traumatic and difficult experience and mom’s sadness is natural. Loss of a loved one is also known as bereavement.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".