If you’re caring for a loved one who is diagnosed with dementia, you know that their behavior is very unpredictable. The confusion, sadness, and anger from a PWD can cause some unstable situations. Often times, confusion can boil over to aggressive verbal and physical actions. In order to properly subdue these difficult scenarios, it’s best to know the different techniques when caring for a loved one with dementia. Below are 5 tips for managing dementia, but remember that not every person is the same. Some techniques work with one person, while the same techniques might have an adverse affect on someone else. It’s best to try an array of techniques and see what works best for you and your elderly loved one.
Sometimes a white lie is the best answer in these scenarios. Tell them that they can’t go home because the weather is awful or it’s too late to leave now. Do what you think will make your loved one feel the safest. And remember, questions like these are not an indicator that you’re doing a poor job at caregiving. It is merely a reflection of the safe feelings people get from the comfort of the home they’ve known for so long. Do not be insulted.
As stated previously, these tips are suggestions. Every person is different and has their own personal reactions to various types of interactions. Pick and choose your techniques and determine what works best. There are no specific written rules when dealing with a loved who has dementia, so find the right techniques that work for you!
Image Credit – http://www.heartofcarolinasc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Happy-family-with-woman.jpg[gravityform id=”2″ name=”For More Information” description=”false”]