Caregivers provide mental stimulation and increased safety for those with memory loss.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia can be devastating, yet you need not despair. There are many resources available so you can learn about the disease, treatments, and how to care for those suffering.
Understanding is the first step. These are debilitative diseases and will impact how a person acts. It is important to realize that your family member is not being difficult, they are just trying to cope with their changing mental condition. Some dementia patients can even exhibit aggressive behaviors.
This can be overwhelming, so you may need advice and support. A caregiver gives the family peace of mind. They make sure your loved one is safe and their needs are met. They provide empathy and companionship as well as stimulating the senior through engaging mental activities.
Establishing a daily schedule is critical to those with cognitive impairment. Routines help seniors stay on track and avoid moments of confusion or anxiety. Caregivers also know how to get the individual to eat, exercise, bathe and take prescriptions when they are resistant. Caregivers greatly improve the quality of life for their clients.
Concierge Care can introduce you to caregivers who offer Alzheimer's and dementia care. Talk to a Care Coordinator who will answer all your questions and schedule time for a Senior Care Advisor to visit you at home.