Get 12 practical dementia care tips
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is tough, especially when you’re starting from scratch or if what you’re doing now isn’t working.
We found a helpful infographic from Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly that covers 12 important tips for caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
These recommendations cover all aspects of caregiving, including improved communication, handling difficult behavior, and making them feel safe and well-cared-for.
Communicate in a way that works for them
Successful caregiving techniques are based on communicating in a way that works for your older adult.
These 12 tips show you how.to meet them where they are instead of forcing them into the real world and expecting them to follow the social conventions we’re used to.
Remember who they used to be
This graphic was created for professional caregivers who don’t know their older adult well, but they’re equally useful to family caregivers.
Even when you do know your older adult well, it’s a useful reminder to take their likes, dislikes, and life history into consideration when thinking about the best approach for care. They may act differently now, but inside, they’re still the person you remember.
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