The effects of dementia can be extremely devastating on an individual living with it and an entire family watching their loved one’s memory deteriorate. In some cases, families have to make the difficult decision to place a loved one in an assisted living facility to provide the proper care and attention they deserve. Most assisted living communities offer dementia care services to help residents with dementia have a better life quality.
Dementia describes a series of symptoms that impact an individual’s memory and ability to perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia are the two most common causes of dementia. While there is no cure for dementia, therapies and medication can lessen the symptoms.
Remember, life is going to drastically change for a loved one diagnosed with any degenerative condition. Patience and understanding are essential in helping a loved one better cope with the symptoms brought on by dementia. The following tips are easy ways to combat dementia agitation and confusion:
Develop a daily routine and stick with it to create a sense of normalcy. Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
Arrange furniture in a simple, logical way to mitigate distraction and confusion.
Maintain a calm demeanor when interacting with or addressing someone with dementia.
Today’s mantra, you are not too old and it is not too late”.
– Nancy Badillo