How to Care for a Loved One with Dementia: World Alzheimer’s Month 2021
Here at Bluebird Care we like to support our customers and their families to keep informed. You may find these top tips for dementia care useful.
Here at Bluebird Care we like to support our customers and their families to keep informed about their own care as once you have information, advice, and support, you are better able to prepare and to adapt.
The World Alzheimer’s Month 2021 campaign theme is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s. It is all about the power of knowledge. If your loved one has received a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may find these top tips for dementia care useful.
Set up a clear routine, perhaps a set time that you call or visit each day or week. Do engaging but not overstimulating things together like cooking a meal together, jigsaw puzzles, or looking at a photo album.
Someone with dementia may experience anxiety and may or may have difficulties communicating their feelings.
Be patient when communicating
It may be helpful to adopt new communication methods. For example, when you are presenting instructions to someone with dementia, provide only one instruction at a time.
If a person is confused, you don’t need to tell the person that they are wrong. Simply tell them that you aren’t experiencing what they are and reassure them that they are okay.
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