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Coping with aging parents can be challenging, particularly if your parent is suffering with dementia. Both you and they will be upset by a diagnosis and will need to develop strategies for coping with their changing behaviour.
Here are a few tips on how to provide proper care for your aging parent with dementia:
Make Practical Changes
A parent with dementia may struggle to do things that they did previously. You can help them to adapt to their new ability level. Leave notes and prompts around the house to make daily tasks that bit easier. Make changes around the home to improve safety. When it comes to completing tasks, break them down into more manageable steps. And perhaps focus on the process rather than the completion of a task. This makes things less distressing for your parent when things don’t go to plan.
Adapt Your Speech
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that prevents the proper storing process of new information in the brain resulting in patient’s loss of memories and cognition decline. It is a type of dementia where the brain is progressively losing its natural structure to due to the continuous death of brain cells that leads to function loss. This disease usually starts out to be mild and then gets gradually worse. There is no happy ending with this disease. You just have to fight for quality of life and controlling symptoms.
Taking care or dealing with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease is a very challenging one. Imagine your loved one who was so sweet and very affectionate towards you just yesterday and the next morning, he/she doesn’t know who you are and what you were. However, if you love someone with this disease, you know that the position can also bring joy...