When an elder member of the family starts suffering from symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can be a stressful and challenging time for friends and family. As well as the patient. There are some ways in which the family can help to care for and support their loved ones. Moreover, make their lives more peaceful and fulfilling in their elder years.
The first thing that you need to know is what are the main symptoms of dementia. Also, what are the best ways in which you can help to alleviate these?
Forgetfulness is the most widely known and visible sign of dementia in a person. It is often helpful to place reminders and signs around the house. They will keep them are aware of things they need to do at certain times. Forgetting to wash and take medicines. Go to the bathroom and eat. These are all potentially dangerous and upsetting aspects of memory loss in dementia patients. It is essential to find ways in which you can make sure that these are all done on a regular basis. You regularly check up with the doctors. That allows you to know if their medicines are all correct.
Another problem often faced by dementia patients is insomnia. It is a good idea to limit their daily caffeine intake so that they can get more sleep and enough rest. Dementia patients also tend to wander and roam without knowing where they are going or where they are. There are many accidents and missing persons’ cases which have resulted from dementia. Devices such as medical alarm systems, home security systems and medical bracelets are all ways in which you can help to lessen any chances of these situations occurring.
The care assistance
There are many health centres and association which offer support and care assistance for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. These facilities provide physical support in the shape of housing and care personnel. Also offering financial aid, counselling and advice for friends and families of the patients. A specially designed living space and structured routine will help all dementia patients to function as close as possible to their normal lives. Although they cannot offer full recovery, they offer facilities which allow patients and their families to live a comfortable and relaxed life. All this while making the most of all they have to offer. To help to make a living as full and enriched as possible.