What Should I Mind When Caring A Dementia Patient?

Q:
What should I mind when caring a dementia patient?

A:
Dementia care is challenging but important and rewarding. Because it may play a big role in the life and treatment of a dementia patient.

But not all things you believe helpful is advisable. The following are some tips you should pay attention to:

  • Get familiar with some of the common situations that arise when someone has dementia, so that you can respond calmly and effectively when something happens.
  • Avoid directly questioning the person’s ability to handle the situation, or trying to argue with them.
  • Try your best to foster the good days and even the good moments for the person with dementia.
  • Never be afraid to ask for help.
  • Plan for the future. This involves both financial planning and identifying the most appropriate care options in your area.
  • Remain active and optimistic. Care starts with empathy and compassion.

In fact, there are many resources available to caregivers of a person diagnosed with dementia. For example, the Alzheimer’s Association (800-272-3900) will refer you to your local chapter for information, resources, and their hands-on caregiver training workshops. Besides, you can turn to some online organizations such as Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA).

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.