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Effective ways to Alzheimer’s disease care

Austine Smith November 14, 2019

Top tips to Alzheimer’s disease care

Effective ways to Alzheimer’s disease care

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that attacks the portion of the brain that deals with language and thoughts. Today almost everyone is aware of major symptoms of this disease, like confusion and memory loss. However, it’s a lesser-known fact that what are the triggering factors of Alzheimer’s disease. According to scientists, various factors like age, gender, family history, genetics etc may put people at risk for developing it.

Taking care for a person with Alzheimer’s can be extremely difficult as there’re new behavioral patterns may start to emerge and different issues may become apparent as the disease progresses. While this may be frustrating for the caregiver, proper knowledge about the special care tips can help him/her sail through and help the patient maintain a sense of dignity and independence. Here’re some effective tips to Alzheimer’s disease care.

Involving the person

The caregiver should do as much as possible to allow the person to do things on his/her own with the minimum amount of assistance. For instance, someone with Alzheimer’s may be able to set the table with the aid of visual cues. It’s also important for a caregiver to understand that things often take longer for Alzheimer’s patients. So, they should schedule more time for tasks.

Communicating

When it comes to Alzheimer’s care, proper communication sometimes becomes one of the major challenges, both for the patient and the caregiver. Ideally, the caregiver should use short sentences and simple words with a polite tone of voice. This will help the patient to focus on what the caregiver is saying.

 

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Would you like to add any other special care tips to the above list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. To keep the conversation flowing, you can also get in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have an interesting read, remember to check out my book Present Bouquets.

 

References:

Mayo Clinic. “Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks.” April 2, 2016. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/caregivers/in-depth/alzheimers-caregiver/art-20047577

AGING.COM. “ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CAREGIVING FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS.” Accessed May 5, 2019. https://www.aging.com/ultimate-guide-to-caregiving-for-alzheimers-patients/

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