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Care needs for a person with dementia


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  1. 1. Log In Explore Topics JOIN US Search Squidoo Ads by Google Home » Healthy Living » Mental Health by ukdementia CrNesreow a eda r nh e ostfP i I write a blog on dementia, providing Dmn e ei a t information, news, views and interesting articles on Alzheimers disease. Like 0 t ee T w 6 Like 1 Ranked #13,398 in Healthy Living, #210,972 overall 1 featured lens Ads by Google Winner of 3 trophies! Top lens » Care Needs for a Person with Dementia Are You a Caregiver? Quick & Easy Searches to Help Find Health-Related Services and Info. Safe Return Watch This Video Report to Learn The #1 Annuity Flaw - Warning! Feeling creative? Create a Lens! Top 5 Alzheimers Signs Do You Have Alzheimers? What The Doctor Is Not Telling You! Understanding Dementia Care When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimers disease their needs will change as the disease progresses from one of independence to one of almost complete dependence upon care from others. The care needs will vary depending on the severity of the Alzheimers and at what stage the dementia is at. Alzheimers affects the brain and the ability to make decisions, so care for a person with dementia is something that needs to be given serious thought before and during the disease. Ads by Google The basic rule to follow when caring for a person who has Alzheimers is to allow the person as much independence as possible until it becomes either physically, mentally or unsafe for the person to carry out or make the decisions themselves. There are areas that will need to Like Sign Up to see what your friends like. be addressed as the disease progresses. Depending on the stage at which the dementia is at will dictate how much care the person will need. Explore related pages CONTENTS AT A GLANCE greeting cards for cancer patients Table of Contents Essential Care Needs Amazon Books Twitter Follow You may also find these helpful Communication Alzheimers with laughter More Table of Contents What determines our health? Essential Care Needs Amazon Books Twitter Follow Bucks County Pennsylvania You may also find these helpful Health Nonprofit Organizations Communication Follow our blog on dementia Guestbook Comments Online Therapy – Finding a Dream Translator Essential Care Needs Learn About Bipolar 2 Washing - This a basic function that we take for granted but easily forgot about if you suffer from Alzheimers. You may have to encourage the person to wash and bathe as this becomes less of an important issue to the person as the disease progresses. Eventually you may have to get help at bathing times as the person will be physically unable or willing to Related Tags co-operate. dementia mental-health alzheimers care converted by
  2. 2. dementia mental-health alzheimers care care needs mental health support ukdementiaFinance - This can be a very tricky subject when it comes to a person with Alzheimers. It isalways better to sort this out as soon as possible because as the disease progresses it willbecome more difficult for the sufferer to sort out later. You will have to think about the persons The 2013 Veloster® Turbopossessions, property and any requests that the person may have. Make sure that you claim Discover the Hyundai® Veloster. See Specs, Photos, and Features!all benefits that are available to you. /Veloster-Turbo Senior Care At Home In Home Elder Care Live In & HourlyDressing - Try to help the person by giving them a choice of clothes. Try to keep choices of Complimentary In Home Assessmentclothes to a couple of items. If the Alzheimers sufferer has a preference of clothes then why www.arcadiacare.comnot have a few of the same types clothing in the same colours that the person prefers. Home Health Caregivers We Match You To Pre-Screened Care Services. Free Estimates! www.hom /Hom e-CareRoutine - This is one of the most important factors when caring for a person with Alzheimers. Dementia ActivitiesRoutine makes people feel comfortable. Try to keep a regular time for events such as Life improving activities. Stimulating &dressing, bedtime, visits, medication and doctors or day care appointments. If you dont have entertaining! www.sunshineandjoy.coma daily routine the dementia sufferer can start to get confused with the changing daily habits.Eating - Its vital that a person with Alzheimers has a healthy diet. Decisions around cookingand eating will have to be agreed depending on the severity of the condition. Using gas andeclectic cookers can be dangerous so this is an area that care will be needed. Keep to freshfruit and veg with plenty of fibre included in the diet.Amazon BooksHelp is always on hand with these dementia and alzheimers books and products The Nurse Explains: Dementia, Alzheimers Disease and Vascular Dementia (2012 Edition) by: John David Baker, John David Baker RN MIfL Dip.RSAPGCE BSc DipHE Cert Man Care (Open) Cert HP (Open) LCGI Amazon Price: (as of 02/21/2012) When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers by: JoyA. Glenner, Jean M. Stehman, Judith Davagnino, Margaret J. Galante, Martha L. Green Amazon Price: $10.17 (as of 02/21/2012) The 36-Hour Day, fourth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life, 4th Edition by: Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins Amazon Price: $18.38 (as of 02/21/2012)Twitter FollowFollow us for more information on dementia and Alzheimers ukdementia aka john cordingley 339 followers 571 followingFeb 20, 2012 @ 4:57 pmWhat is Alzheimers Disease - via @ShareaholicFollow ukdementia powered by Twitter Share this Twitter moduleYou may also find these helpfulOther helpful guides on dealing with someone with dementiaWashing care needsNever overlook the simple everyday things like washing and dressing that we take for granted with a personthat has dementia. converted by
  3. 3. Help a person get dressedIt can be very awkward and sometimes difficult when it comes to helping a person get dressed that suffersfrom dementiaCommunicationTips on communicating better with somebody with dementiaBeing able to talk or communicate in someway with a person is important because it allowsyou to know what the person is thinking. You can communicate in many ways, using signsmade by the hands, speech, or even facial expressions. it all allows us to communicate in oneway or another which is important, especially if you are suffering from Alzheimers or on ofmany other forms of dementia.Here we are going to look at how to communicate with a person that may have difficulty withspeech due to the condition dementia, or other mental health issues that may affect a personwith how they are able to communicate with you.1. Get the persons attention-Always begin by sitting or standing in front of the person. Good body language is important.Relax and try to look at ease.- Get the persons attention. Make sure there are no distractions like other peoplesconversations or televisions in view.- Make good eye contact with the person you are communicating with.- Make sure you and the person you are speaking to, are close enough to each other thatyou can see each others mouth and facial expressions- Call the person by their name to gain their attention2. Make it as simple as possible- When talking speak slowly- Use easy to understand words- Use short sentences- Try to ask questions that only require a yes/no answer- Only ask one question at a time- Give the person time to answer- use props and signs if needed. (It may mean acting a scene in some instances, like cup oftea gesture made with the hands)3. Listen carefully- Show an interest in what the person is saying- Dont interrupt what the person is saying- If they are struggling with words you could suggest a word- Try to understand the emotion in the words they use- Never argue or say "youre wrong" This only causes tensionThe above are just a few of the methods you can use to help you communicate better with aperson with dementia.Follow our blog on dementiaUpdates, news and views on all kinds of dementia6 Things to Consider to Help Stop a Person with Dementia from WanderingIf a person is suffering from dementia a common problem for the carer when looking after the suffere...Assisted Living. Help for People With Dementia and for Carers.What is assisted living and how does it help a person with dementia? What should you expect from ass...6 Ways to Help Improve Your Memory.Our memories help us recollect everything we have ever learned, from the experiences life has taught...Guestbook Comments converted by
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