Top Tips Tuesday!
This week we will cover the top tips for how to take care of someone with dementia – check out our top tips below!
- Use Memory Cues
When someone is diagnosed with dementia, the most common things can become hard to identify or remember. By placing useful memory cues around the house, you can help them to identify certain areas. For example, you could place labels on certain cupboards, drawers, etc. to remind them as to what they are.
- Help With Daily Tasks
For someone with dementia, their daily tasks can become much more difficult to complete. For example, they may not realise that they are thirsty and will therefore forget to drink. This can lead to worsening symptoms and dehydration! Help them by reminding them to drink often. They may also struggle to clean themselves due to a rise in anxiety. You can help by asking them how you can help and by reassuring them that you won’t let them get hurt.
- Encourage Them To Remain Active
Although it is not always possible, it is important to encourage them to stay active by doing things they enjoy such as going for a walk or playing a game. It is also recommended to let them help you out with daily tasks such as shopping or laying the table. By remaining physically and mentally active. this can help in reducing the symptoms associated with dementia.
- Look After Yourself & Seek Support
Looking after someone with dementia can be extremely stressful and upsetting. It is really important to look after yourself and your own wellbeing by letting yourself rest, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, etc. it is also a good idea to seek support from your doctor or a social care worker who can support you through this time.
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