The number of people who have experienced dementia, has now increased. Many very old people belong to it, but also people who are not that old. Common to all is that most of them, as much as 80%, can be cared for at home. Often those who endure dementia must spend at least a portion of their time in a senior living center.
Caregivers take care of day and night – always and forever-to their dementia patients. This everyday life, which is entirely under the sign of dementia requires a lot of use by caregivers. However, it can be a lot easier, the more tips and tricks you meet in the course of a “nursing career”.
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My goal with these lines is to give you as many care tips from practice for practice, so you can as much as possible benefit from the knowledge of professionals, I am happy that I am supported by my nursing blog from my daughter in law, the learned geriatric nurse is .
Our Assisted Living Care:
- Talk openly with your dementia patients about his situation and thus also on the common fate!
- Involve stakeholders in your decisions with a!
- Convey him to even the feeling of belonging to it!
- Transferring it to him small tasks!
The “still needed” is an important element when it comes to happiness and life satisfaction. People who are no longer feel needed with himself and the world very dissatisfied. This can be seen in a general bad mood. Aggression and depression can be the result. With prudence and targeted tasks, you can prevent that. Thus, for the dementia patients the opportunity to do tasks in the household, by dusting on laundry care, to cooking and crafts and handicrafts. It is important that there are tasks that prepare the person concerned joy and the best part of the normal scope of duties of a man. The Gerontopädagogik speaks in this case of the so-called normality principle: no special tasks, but everyday tasks!
Support in this regard can be obtained from a specially developed to deal with people suffering from dementia structural assistance in the form of a Day Planner. This shows the sufferers which is a while to do and by whom. He can see and identify what is to be done or what he has already done, even if he has forgotten it again. Due to the non-verbal signals about the day planner will save you as caring members of many words and many instructions.
Affected parties can turn independent and self-determined act. This increases his self-confidence and lifts your mood.
To facilitate and of the whole family together and provide more satisfaction for all parties involved.
We wish you much success doing things with others