Dementia Care at Home – A Guide to Daily Responsibilities

Family members and caregivers of people who suffer from Alzheimer s and other forms of dementia can often feel helpless. Dementia is usually caused by irreversible factors that people can t control, and this creates situations where people who want to act in a positive way find that they simply don t know what to do to help. Fortunately, there are many things that family members and caregivers can do on a day-to-day basis that can make a significant difference in the lives of those suffering from dementia. Life One Day at a Time One of the best ways to approach dementia care is to take the situation one day at a time. Focusing too far ahead on the future can lead to frustration, so it s best to emphasize what can be done right here, right now. Here are some of the ways caregivers and family members can help: Create a Routine Confusion and stress can be minimized by creating a dependable routine that can be followed each day. This helps reduce anxiety and tension in patients as well as


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