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Dementia Care: 3 Tips for Dealing with Memory Problems

July 26, 2018

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a profoundly stressful and difficult experience, but it is important to remember not to take your loved one’s irritation, fear, moodiness or aggression personally – dementia causes all of these things. When these symptoms strike, visual cues and deflection or redirection can often be more effective and less stressful for both you and the person you are caring for. Lastly, understand that sometimes putting your loved on into an assisted care setting really is the best thing to do, as they can offer things that you cannot.

Key Takeaways:

  • Remember that irritability, aggression, confusion and depression are all symptoms of dementia and not something you caused.
  • Visual cues and reminders and redirection of attention are often more effective and less stressful for both caregivers and loved ones than long verbal explanations.
  • Although many people feel guilt or inadequacy over even considering an assisted care living arrangement, sometimes these really can provide a better life for dementia patients.

“There are things you can do to help your aging loved one be happy, safe and as independent as possible.”

Read more: https://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/dementia-care-3-tips-dealing-memory-problems/

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Tyler Williams

As an Area Owner and Operator of a Home Matters Caregiving franchise, I am committed to ensuring exceptional outcomes for our valued clients and caregivers. My passion for elevating our service quality is matched by my role as a blogger and social media manager for the franchise, where I share insights, updates, and foster community engagement. Prior to senior care, I used my strategic communication and brand development skills as the Marketing Director of a regional bank. My diverse experience supports my commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and digital communication.
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