Dealing with Dementia: Interacting and Communicating with Elders
Caring for someone, a loved one perhaps, with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Conditions such as Alzheimer and related diseases and people with dementia, in general, have a progressive biological brain disorder.
It would make it more difficult, in time, for them to remember things, communicate with others, and take care of themselves.
Additionally, dementia can cause mood swings in a person and even changes a person’s ability, personality, and behavior.
What are the 7 stages of dementia and how to deal with each stage
Dealing with people with dementia starts with understanding its stages. The progression of types of dementia (in Alzheimer) is divided into seven stages per the ‘Global Deterioration Scale (GDS)‘ of primary degenerative dementia made by Dr Riesberg and his team.
What should you not say to someone with dementia?
Sometimes, we need to take care of what we say to people with dementia. Looking out for what you say shows support to the person with dementia or Alzheimer s disease. They will show you understand the situation and try to take time out of your life to help them.
How do you calm down someone with dementia?
Older adults with dementia will experience anxiety and aggression at different points in their disease. These behaviors are prompted by many factors, which include changes in the environment, an illness or a simple bad day. Here are a few things to use as an example to help calm them.
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Dealing with dementia is no joke, especially if it’s someone you care for. Sometimes you will want all the help you can get to provide the care needs of those with Alzheimer s disease.
Don’t let yourself be stressed and instead ask for support, a caregiver, even tips or someone to talk to about the person’s changes in behavior with dementia. Something as important as the health of someone you like should keep motivating you to find, get, or ask for as much help and tips as you can find.